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  1. I have just obtained a large archive of the "Warnick" family part of which is a nice picture (first I have seen) of a trench cross bow...has anyone seen a real one? Friedrich Warnick, from Leuzdorf Schwabach Bayern (Bavaria),Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 21 (Fürth)
  2. Mr P, Many thanks, Interesting had not thought it might be war time.....
  3. Can any one help with this badge, thanks, Paul
  4. Thanks for confirming his birth place, Canadian archives and UK differ on this, if you can add to the research or have any further photos it would be great...
  5. My thanks to Chris who has allowed me to be the next custodian of this tunic original details here http://gmic.co.uk/topic/41584-fantastic33-at-last33-my-cuff-rank-tunic/#comment-384558 William Arthur Burton OBE was born on April 27, 1882, in France. He had one son and one daughter with Jessica Bacon Krogstad between 1912 and 1914. He died on July 15, 1956, in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, at the age of 74. He enlisted in the militia (York and Lancaster regiment) in 1908 From August 1914 he was attached to the Ministry of Munitions in the USA... In 1916 he joined the Anglo-Russian
  6. Rob, any further information gratefully received , thanks Paul
  7. PS, I have a great photo supplied by Grays Inn, but it is subject to copyright
  8. Hiding away on ebay.... named Major F.S.A Baker RAF...... So who was he....Major Frederick Spencer Arnold-Baker, late late Seaforth Highlanders, he became, Sir Frederick Spencer Arnold Baker, Senior Master, Central Office, Supreme Court of Judicature, and Queen's Remembrancer. Sir Frederick Spencer Arnold-Baker (born 1 April 1885) was the son of Frederick Arnold-Baker (born 30 Dec 1845) and Helen Catherine Nairne (born 1 Sept 1843), and grandson of the New Zealand water-colorist Major Richard Baker (1810–1854). Matriculated 1903. Oriel College, Greys Inn, Barrister, called to the
  9. Thank you Gentleman, even sadder is the state of the medal!!, I am going to get it repaired and cleaned up and try to find out more about him... I cannot imagine how or why a commanding officers medals would have ended broken and thousands of miles from home... I hope to show an even stranger sad single victory in the next few days
  10. And to trump it all it was found in Texas...... Correctly named to Lt Colonel G. D. Carleton.....who was appointed to command the 7th (service) battalion the Leicestershire Regiment from the 6th September 1914 to 1915. Lieutenant-Colonel G D Carleton also commanded the 1st battalion the Leicester Regiment in Ladysmith during the South African war. He also appears to have been an accomplished artist. Carleton. George. Dudley. (Lt.-Col. ret. pay)— South African War, 1899-1902.— Operations in Natal, 99, including actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop. Defence of Ladysmith, includin
  11. It's not beyond the bounds that he was put in for it but due to the end of the war it got either rejected or mislaid, needs to be investigated, clearly someone thought he got it or should have, what are the circumstances of his death, is there a regimental history?
  12. This one has I am sure been shown before, not mine sadly
  13. No sadly a Bavarian lanyard still alludes me, my understanding is the blue was worn throughout the war by 3rd line troops, recruits and on leave....
  14. Chris, could it be connected to the Bavarian republic of 1919?
  15. My first medal was in 1974, just back from Op Shader (Iraq) 42 years between medals, so 31 years I would say is very possible
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