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    1] State of Rhode Island related U.S. Medals & Documents.

    2] Asstd U.K. Police / Constabulary Decorations, & Select C.E.F. WW1 Medals.

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  1. Utt Ohhh, I APOLOGIZE, I guess I should have closely read the 1st reply prior to responding. Yes, that was the 'term' I got as I initiated a search on the aforementioned U.K. WW1 National Roll for the person in question. I thought that perhaps it was an assignment nomenclature for some obscure RN unit or something similar ? Lately, I've been stumbling across numerous WW1 British & Commonwealth Trio's for sale, & if the price is really reasonable, I'll grab them. This group is nothing spectacular, just a WW1 1914-15 Trio, accompanied by the recipients Geo. V LSGC. I can have it for $190.00 USD / 152 GBP [ Shipped ] which after thinking about it, I guess isn't really a super bargain, but no too bad, right ? I keep telling myself I must cease buying medal groups 'just because', as I have truly run out of room !! But, we all know the intense thrill of those inital searches when looking up a new purchase. THANK YOU Gents, I really do appreciate any & all replies !! Best regards, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com
  2. THANK YOU Gents for the replies, but I'm somewhat at a loss to understand them in relation to my original Post ? We're these specific terms used only in these volumes, or ? I simply wished to know if that term was related to a specific Royal Navy duty assignment or posting ? It's in relation to an WW1 R.N. Able Seaman's Geo. V LSGC. Noted ship on the rim was HMS Pembroke, which IIRC, was a sort of Depot Ship. Any other hints will be much appreciated. Best, dpast32
  3. Hello Folks, I'm attempting to determine the meaning of the following R.N. Term / Designation from the WW1 Era. If anyone knows the meaning, I would deeply appreciate hearing from them. THANK YOU @ >>> TNRGW1914-18 Section VII London Regards, Dom Pastore / dpast32@aol.com
  4. Here's the M.S.M. recipient's WW1 M.I.C.. Perhaps someone will see something that I have missed, although it appears to be a basic example of an MSM ? THANKS
  5. THANK YOU Paul, I appreciate your input. Yes, it was for France, & his WW1 M.I.C. is stamped 'Devotion' right on the front of it. Also, if I recall correctly, he was authorized an annuity for it. I promised myself to not do anymore 'impulse purchases', by it's just so darn hard as I truly love to collect British & Commonwealth medals ! The owner initially wanted more, but just offered it up for the price I just quoted. Dom Pastore Jr.
  6. Good Morning Gentleman, I sincerely hope everyone here is feeling well, & more importantly, remains that way. I have a quick question regarding a potential purchase I'm considering, & I want to get an idea as their current market value, & or desirability. It's an British WW1 era Army, 'Meritorious Service Medal', [ G.V., basic style obverse, with F. M.'s uniform. ] Properly named to a Cpl., or Acting Sgt., R.F.A.. [ Can't recall which Rank at the moment. ] It also notes his particular sub unit, Battery & Brigade. From what basic research I've done, it does appear to have been awarded for 'Devotion', not an 'immediate gallantry' award. All in all, just your basic, excellent condition WW1 Geo. V M.S.M.. Now, I can purchase it for 166.305 U.K. Pounds, [ with Postage Paid ] which equates to $208 U.S.D., based upon today's currency rates. So, my question is; Should I grab this M.S.M. for that price, or is it not that great of an value ? I've always noted the the M.S.M.'s tended to sell for somewhat more than say an M.M., but is that fact still true in today's market ? If anyone here would be so kind as to point me in the right direction on this, I'll be very much appreciative. THANK YOU Best, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com SORRY Guys, I have no idea why my above query appeared as it did, not do I know how to correct it ? ( I have tried ! ) At least my actual question is legible, so I guess I'll just leave as is. Again, I do apologize !! Dom Pastore Jr.
  7. Hello Gents, Today's query concerns a beautiful little 6x30 [ or possibly 8x30 ] set of Binoculars that I picked up about 20 years ago. I knew the nomenclature markings were some variant of East European, & that they appeared to be of superior quality. They're definitely either Military or Para Military issue, as they possess an integral 'Range Finder' Reticle on one of their lens. ( Perfect if I ever need to call in Artillery fire on the neighbors. ) As far as I've been able to determine, the logo indicates issue to, or property of, 'People's Militia' Force, or some similar organization. They came in an excellent quality leather case, & I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they were of Carl Zeiss manufacture. I'd love to know their relative date of manufacture, who made them, & if possible, to whom they were issued, or used by ? AS ALWAYS, any & all replies will be deeply appreciated !! THANK YOU Gents, Best, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com P.S.: I apologize for the scans being somewhat askew, as I'm finally managing to at least get them posted !
  8. I apologize for my recent mishaps in attempting to include my cap badge photos here. However it appears as if I've corrected the issue, & both sides of the badge are exhibited below. THANKS Gents Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com
  9. SORRY Gents, This query was a bad one, I re-posted a corrected one here. THANKS
  10. Hello Gents, I'm seeking to determine the approximate manufacture date of what I believe to be a true, WW1 era Suffolk Regiment Other Ranks [ Enlisted Man ] Cap Badge ? From what little I've learned from a few U.K. based Dealers is that 'most' true, early WW1 production pieces were of Bi Metal construction, with 'blow holes' on their reverse ? If this is correct, my current example does appear to possess all those features. Apparently, circa mid - late 1916, the manufacturer's began running low on the Bi Metal material, & resorted to all brass construction, commonly referred to as 'War Emergency Type'. I'm hoping my example is a genuine early War piece, but would really like to either confirm or discount that fact. Enclosed are the front & back of my example, not anyone would please be so kind as to advise me on its relative period of manufacture, & if possible, it's originality, if at all relevant. Also, I had trouble including the 2 Scans of my Suffolk's Badge, so I figured that hopefully I could add them via a Link, as included below. THANK YOU Best regards, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com s-l1600 - 2020-03-25T091240.374.jpg s-l1600 - 2020-03-25T091226.245.jpg
  11. Hello Gents, I'm seeking to determine the approximate manufacture date of what I believe to be a true, WW1 era Suffolk Regiment Other Ranks [ Enlisted Man ] Cap Badge ? From what little I've learned from a few U.K. based Dealers is that 'most' true, early WW1 production pieces were of Bi Metal construction, with 'blow holes' on their reverse ? If this is correct, my current example does appear to possess all those features. Apparently, circa mid - late 1916, the manufacturer's began running low on the Bi Metal material, & resorted to all brass construction, commonly referred to as 'War Emergency Type'. I'm hoping my example is a genuine early War piece, but would really like to either confirm or discount that fact. Enclosed are the front & back of my example, not anyone would please be so kind as to advise me on its relative period of manufacture, & if possible, it's originality, if at all relevant. THANK YOU Best regards, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com Best regards, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com
  12. Hello Gents, I sincerely hope everyone here is well & safe, & hopefully remain that way ! I'm not sure if this is the designated Forum for my query, but if not, I apologize. I've recently obtained a very nice, well filled out Imperial German Militarpass, to what I initially thought belonged to a Saxon Jager Soldat, & later Gefreiter. Someone I know was kind enough to translate some of its entries, & although the book's cover is ink stamped to the Saxon Jager Battalion, he feels that the guy more likely served primarily with the 133d & 134th Infantry Regiments, & later with 133d Infantry's 1st M.G. Company. He was twice WIA, & had subsequent hospitalizations after each. From what's recorded in the book, this young Soldier apparently saw quite a bit of combat !! What I'm really trying to discern is which Division was each of his Infantry Regiment's assigned to ? I'm also enclosing the 6 scans I have, in the event that someone may be able to decipher any of them. I would just love to create a overview & memorial of this Soldier's 'Great War' Service, but won't be able to until I can translate more of the dates & event contained within. I'd be most appreciative for any information I may receive regarding this interesting Militarpass. . Mm..THANK YOU Folks, Best, Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com
  13. THANK YOU Gents for the kind replies ! By now, I've read through most of his 2 Files. It appears as if there's 2 related to him, 1st is the standard Attestation, & the 2nd is his Pension File. He definitely received an GSW to his head, as it's referred to on numerous occasions throughout his records. It states that this right eye required removal, & although I'm not certain as of yet, he may also have become totally blind due to his injury ? The problem is that the text ( writing ) within the records is very small, & most appears to be in cursive, which is extremely difficult to decipher !! He must have been pretty well injured, as he was listed as 'totally disabled' on 13 June 1916. However, he get married a year or so after being discharged, & apparently live quite a while, not passing away until 1974. I'd love to know where he was buried so that I might create some form of memorial for him, but haven't been able to determine that fact yet. I'm also now on the hunt for his SWB # 159681, but where the check that may be is anyone's guess ? It's funny that his Trio was intact, but his SWB was missing ? Oh well, as always, the search goes on !! THANKS again, & Please everyone, stay safe out there !! Dom P. / dpast32@aol.com
  14. REF. TO: Pte. - A/Cpl. Walter LEONARD 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, France 1915 - 1916, Severely W.I.A. / G.S.W. - Head on 17 March 1916, 'The Bluff ', vicinity of Ypres. Good Morning Folks, Although U.K. Medals aren't my usual purchases these days, sometimes I just can't resist if it appears to be too good of a value ! I just grabbed a very nice condition 1914 - 15 'Trio', all correctly impressed to Pte. - A/Cpl. W. Leonard, Suff. R. 8896. { RE: No. 8896, Walter LEONARD, Coy A, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1916. NOTE regarding his sub-unit assignment. I am fully certain as to him serving throughout his 'career' with the Suffolk's 2nd Battalion, BUT can not for my confirm his assignment to Company A ? My indication referring to Coy A is per an official 'Character Assessment Form', dating from shortly after his Enlistment. Document is signed by an Officer stating his unit as, Coy A, 2d Suffolk. Now, was this A Coy Officer signing Documents throughout the Battalion, or ?? } Yet another point to wonder ? Initially, I was was of course hoping that the recipient had been from amongst the very few surviving members of Suffolk's 2nd Battalion was escaped being overrun at Le Cateau in 1914. It wasn't to be unfortunately, as 'my ' Soldier didn't arrive over in France until 27 December 1914. Although I'm still in the very early stages of my research, I have already learned that the recipient had an extremely interesting, yet somewhat brief Service Career. He Enlisted just 11 days past his 18 birthday during February 1914, but for some reason, most possibly training requirements, he didn't arrive in France until late December 1914. He served with his 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment until having to be medically evacuated due to an intestinal infection of some sort during May 1915. After his diagnosis of Gastro Enteritis, he was evacuated home to the U.K. for treatment. He was ordered by Medical Officers to remain in the U.K. for at least 3 months, or more. So, he remained undergoing treatment until, as per his own request, he returned to France with his 2nd Battalion on 01 March 1916. ( Well, the poor kid sound have stayed home in 'Blightly', as the future didn't bide well for him at all !! ) As per his Soldiers' Pension File, he suffered a 'G.S.W. - Head', sometime during March of 1916 in 'Ypries'. ( Apparently a misspelling of Ypres. ) That pretty much ended his U.K. Military Service, as the wound resulted in the removal of his right eye, thereby making him 'unfit for further military service'. From what I can discern so far, it appears that he was Officially Discharged as an 'Invalid' on 13 June 1916. He does appear on the official S.W.B. Rolls, as being awarded Badge # 159681, for 'G.S.W. Head'. { NOTE: If course if anyone has ANY information as to the current location of S.W.B. No. 159681, would they PLEASE let me know !! } Well, that's all that I've managed to accomplish so far, but, as always, 'the eternal hunt must go on' !! THANK YOU for reading. Best, Dom Pastore Jr. { dpast32 / dpast32@aol.com }
  15. THANKS again !!! Oh BTW, I forgot to mention the 3rd 'reference' I had to Craig as a Captain. When obtained, I also received some assorted paperwork from the seller. One document was from a researcher here in the US who specialized in UK & Commonwealth medals. ( RE: Richard 'Dick' Crawford, of Peekskill, NY USA ) He reported Craig as a Captain, along with is overall dates of service. He list the following dates as his sources; "Army List, 1918 Quarterly" / "Army List, March 1920 Monthly" / "London Gazette, 28 September 1921" <<< END. Just note that in the L.G. Date of 28 Sept., I found Craig on the 27th, not 28th ? I checked with a few older collectors as to who Crawford was, & they all replied that he was was absolutely top notch, & his reference was always spot on. Soooo, that also adds to the Captain's credibility, I think ? Honestly, if I hadn't read about the Tourmakeady ambush & Craig's participation it it, I wouldn't have grabbed it as it's not my primary collecting focus. But, as I delved ever deeper into Craig's service career, I felt I had better take it or I'd almost surely regret it down the road. As always, the hunt goes on !! Take care Gunner, Best, Dom
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