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Latest arrival....no info other than that the seller believed it belonged to a retired British Colonel who retired in Belgium. Is there any way to possibly trace based on the combination of orders including the Olav?

Many thanks

Tony

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Hello Tony......

I would rather think that this is Navy rather than Army especially since it has an Atlantic Star.....

Mike

Thanks Mike, I didn't even pick up on that in my excitement; I appreciate that

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Key here is the st olav!what you need to do now is check the londn gazette for people awarded the st olav and who was also awarded the dso the order of bath and a mid im ww1 and ww2 were in the navy in ww2!cant be that many i dont think!

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Is Sir Lionel Victor Wells a possibility? Or Sir William Jock Whitworth...served European War: 1914 HMS Cockatrice (destroyer) (despatches, DSO)

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Is Sir Lionel Victor Wells a possibility? Or Sir William Jock Whitworth...served European War: 1914 HMS Cockatrice (destroyer) (despatches, DSO)

Close but again no WW1 mid that i can see!(will check more later when iv full internet access!) think that will clintch getting a name!

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Still no luck, I have not been able to check all the boxes, generally all fit but will be missing an MID or the Olaf does not align with the award date....UUUGGH!

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I'm going to hang my hat on this one. From Bart on BMF- Admiral Sir William Jock Whitworth (1884-1973):


KCB - Birthday Honours, 1941
DSO - 1918
MiD - Great War
MiD - Birthday Honours, 1940
Grand Cross, Order of St. Olav - London Gazette 13-1-1948

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Amazing that they go so young...I have a uniform to a RAF WWI and WW II vet who was an observer...joined RN at 12 and transitioned to to RAF when it came into being.

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I recently received a replacement case from Empire Medals, just to house this guy. For the minimal cost of the case I think it displays well housed here. I just like how the mini sets offset well when cased. 
 

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