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Hello, Im at the OMSA Wilmington show and would like some opinions on these groupings. Any help is appreciated 
Thanks 
John

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An interesting WW1 naval group. Don't see too many where I am. 

The WW2 group also nice points to service in the early ground campaigns (absence of other campaign stars) to a regular army soldier. 

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The first group is to William Anscombe from Maidstone in Kent. He served from 1910 to 1928 starting as a Boy, then Diver and ended up being a Chief Petty Officer.

As for the 2nd group, not knowing the name on the LSGC makes it a little difficult but as the 39-45 Star is there it's possible he was evacuated from Norway or France in 1940 and spent the rest of the war in the British Isles. 

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4 hours ago, Tony said:

The first group is to William Anscombe from Maidstone 

As for the 2nd group, not knowing the name on the LSGC makes it a little difficult but as the 39-45 Star is there it's possible he was evacuated from Norway or France in 1940 and spent the rest of the war in the British Isles. 

Or in captivity... 

 

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14 hours ago, SemperParatus said:

Or in captivity... 

 

Would he have been eligible for the Defence Medal if a POW since 1940, without having escaped?  

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Yes good point, I'd say you're correct here.

I guess I've come used to seeing the 1939-45 Star and Defence Medal through a Canadian lens (the DM having a shorter qualifying period I believe) . For example many of the POWs captured at Dieppe qualified for the Defence Medal and the 1939-45 Star. I believe the same is true for other raids/operations earlier in the war. 

 

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