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WW1 and WW2 Commonwealth Groupings

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Very, VERY unusual, Darrell. Especially with such different wear on the Pac Star than on the others.

:rolleyes:

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Very, VERY unusual, Darrell. Especially with such different wear on the Pac Star than on the others.

:rolleyes:

Yes ... I agree. Looking at the bar and how the medals are attached, I'm happy it hasn't been messed with. I've seen a few bars with different coloring on the stars as such. :cheers:

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And I am having BIG trouble coming up with a plausible career that got these stars. Navy, but DM hard for them.

It is a shame the Brits never named their WWII medals (as others did).

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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And I am having BIG trouble coming up with a plausible career that got these stars. Navy, but DM hard for them.

It is a shame the Brits never named their WWII medals (as others did).

I agree Ed, the lack of names on almost all these British WW2 groups makes any traceable history impossible. Imagine the history that we are losing by the day.

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My latest Group.

The GSM is named to 3187807 Pte G O Wood KOSB

With many thanks to two guys who provided the help and information on George Wood.

3187807 George Ormiston Wood; Died 15th December 2003

He enlisted at Galashiels on the 14/06/1935 as a regular, awarded 3rd class education certificate at Berwick upon Tweed 23rd October 1935 after training he was posted to the 1st Bn where he was awarded 2nd class Education Cert Malta 22 April 1936. Went with the 1st Bn to Palestine.

Posted from 1st to 2nd Bn 11 March 1937 at Jubblepore in NW India. He served in India until being sent as escort for Italian POW's taking them to Australia. After delivering them he returned to the UK via America in time to join the 4th Bn liberating Walchern in Holland. He remained with the 4th Bn for the duration of the War, and then moved to the 1st Bn in Palestine.

He lived in Denholm and was presented with Netherlands Liberation Medal from the Dutch Military Attach?.

If he went to palestine after the war there is every chance he got the 45-48 clasp sent to him at a later date and never had it fitted or possibly never claimed it.

The reason this Group means so much to me is that he served with my Grandfather for about 2 years before going to the 2nd Bn and serving with my Great Uncle.

Edited by GraemeR

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Well here is a recently arrived WW1 and WW2 Grouping to a JOHN AVERY. Description below:

WWI & II BRITISH NAMED 8 MEDAL GROUP ROYAL MARINES L I

CONDITION NOTES: This named British Royal Marines Light Infantry medal group spans two wars, WW I & WW II. This grouping includes, a World War I, three medal bar, with the WWI service medal, WWI Victory Medal, and a Naval long Service and Good Conduct Medal. All three of these medals are named on the rim, "PO 18577 PTE. J. ALVEY R.M.L.I." The Good Conduct Medal is marked a little different, "PO 18577 PTE. J. ALVEY MNE R.M." There is a World War II four Medal Bar that includes, the 1939-1945 Star, The Burma Star, The WW II defense Medal, and the WW II Service Medal. These 4 WW II medals are not named, as was the custom at that time. The Remaining medal is the Imperial Service Medal, that comes with the 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" Award Document Named to "John Alvey, Esq." and is dated "31 may, 1963". The rim of the Medal is named to "John Alvey".

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First up ... The 1963 Awarded IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL:

Obverse:

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Engraving on Imperial Service Medal Rim:

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Closeup of the Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal:

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Engraved Rim on Victory Medal (sorry, but War Medal Pic of engraving was too fuzzy :blush: ):

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WW2 Burma Star Medal Grouping Obverse:

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WW2 Burma Star Grouping Reverse:

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Finally a closeup of the Burma Star Obverse. Thanks for looking :beer:

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Hello again Gents,

Further to my posts on my Grandfather, Flt Sgt Clifford Harry Palmer of 547 SQN RAF

He gave me his original minatures today!

I am so pleased! these are of the old style manufacture....the stars are made of the same metal as the full sized ones and have separate rings! Much nicer than modern copies.....they are so garish and bright and are one piece!....

The only thing...is it is missing his France and Germany clasp...BooHoo!

Has ANYONE??? got a period clasp that i can add to complete this set??

I wish to mount them in a Glass/Wooden frame for display with his AG wing and some other pics and momentoes of his service....

Please help!

Also to follow are two groups that i may purchase...what do the gents think??

How much would the WWI 4 place minature bar be worth??

Kind Regards

Paul

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Here is a 6 place full size bar....named to an E Cullen. the naming is engraved jeweller style...not official

And the Oak leaf is not a MID oak leaf...

What do the esteemed gents think this bar is worth??

Thanks for all your help!

Edited by notned

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Hello Paul,

Don?t forget to show us a photo after it?s all been framed. I bet your Grandad could tell us some stories. My Grandad would only say that he hated it, he didn?t even have his medals issued.

As for the Great War minis, well, I would think they'd cost about ?15. I'm only going by what I've paid for a trio (?11) and a trio with MC (?23). A lot of people don't like them because it's very easy to mix and match if you know what I mean. At least those ones look contemporary.

No idea about the WWII group, engravings are always a little suspect in my opinion unless you can tell by the wear and grime that it wasn't done the other week and the medals mounted only days ago

Tony

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