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Hi all,

I have been given two photos of my great grandfather who was British born but lived much of his life in New Jersey, USA. In each he is wearing some sort of medal and I am hoping someone has some sort of notion as to whether they are Masonic or not?

Photo one, early in his life:


A grainy closeup:


Pic 2 (sorry it is so tiny!):


Closeup of the medal:


Any ideas as to what these are would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea what became of the medals themselves, sadly.



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If he was British I doubt strongly that he would be wearing any Masonic trappings in public. My father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, uncles etc., were all Masons in the UK and kept it secret from me 'til I was in my teens. That's why they have the secret handshakes and conversational phrases to identify themselves. A laughable bunch of claptrap.

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