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In 1914 Great Britain sent volunteer surgeons and Nurses to serve with the Belgian military in Antwerp under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess de Vendome there story was written in two books (see details below). Interesting enough Marie Curie served in the BFH.

In my collection I have a single British War medal which was awarded to the Commandant (Herbert W Morrison) which is unusual as they were serving in a Belgian unit under Belgian Command and by rights should only have been awarded Belgian awards, I have not been able to find out any information about Morrison but welcome your thoughts, Paul

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In 1914 Great Britain sent volunteer surgeons and Nurses to serve with the Belgian military in Antwerp under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess de Vendome there story was written in two books (see details below). Interesting enough Marie Curie served in the BFH.

In my collection I have a single British War medal which was awarded to the Commandant (Herbert W Morrison) which is unusual as they were serving in a Belgian unit under Belgian Command and by rights should only have been awarded Belgian awards, I have not been able to find out any information about Morrison but welcome your thoughts, Paul

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In 1914 Great Britain sent volunteer surgeons and Nurses to serve with the Belgian military in Antwerp under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess de Vendome there story was written in two books (see details below). Interesting enough Marie Curie served in the BFH.

In my collection I have a single British War medal which was awarded to the Commandant (Herbert W Morrison) which is unusual as they were serving in a Belgian unit under Belgian Command and by rights should only have been awarded Belgian awards, I have not been able to find out any information about Morrison but welcome your thoughts, Paul

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My great grandfather Herbert William was the HW Morrison referred to in the above posts, I have many photos of him serving in Northern France in the Ambulance service, before he was sent to Belgium.

 

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I'm keen to know how his medal came to be in the US, we weren't aware that he had any. All information is appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Andy Morrison said:

My great grandfather Herbert William was the HW Morrison referred to in the above posts, I have many photos of him serving in Northern France in the Ambulance service, before he was sent to Belgium.

 

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I'm keen to know how his medal came to be in the US, we weren't aware that he had any. All information is appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks Andy, the medal was originally purchased in Dorset about 20years ago, sadly missing the Victory medal, would it be possible to post some of the photos you have? Also he was previously with a French ambulance unit, would you have any details?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Many thanks Andy, the medal was originally purchased in Dorset about 20years ago, sadly missing the Victory medal, would it be possible to post some of the photos you have? Also he was previously with a French ambulance unit, would you have any details?

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