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A single WW2 War Medal with the box

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Hi all,

Here is one of my last week finds - an unnamed single British War medal from 1939-1945 period. I obtained the medal with the box, containing owner's name and medal entitlement slip (confirming one medal entitlement).

Interesting enough this single medal was awarded to a Major and was posted out to Sudan.





A little bit digging on the London Gazette and I knew that the owner was Waldo Hearne Glanville.

Waldo was an Irishman from Dublin area (Blackrock).

He was born as a son of Edward Samuel Glanville, a marble merchant and Selina Agnes Vance in Rathdown – Blackorock area (Rock road, Part of Blackrock No.1)

He was an active member of 3rd Dublin, Stillorgan Scouts (attended with his brother Robert to the 1924 Jamboree).

He had also five brothers and two sisters:

1.            Eric Vance GLANVILLE b:1896

2.            Arthur Evenson GLANVILLE b:1897

3.            Edward George GLANVILLE b: 1898

4.            Robert Ranulph GLANVILLE M.B.E. b: 1901

5.            Owen Hugh GLANVILLE b: 1903

6.            Edwina Vance GLANVILLE b: 1907

8.            Ina Helen GLANVILLE b: 1909

He studied in the Veterinary Medicine of Dublin University College.

1928-1929 Veterinary Inspector, Kassala

1930-1931 Veterinary Inspector, Halfa Province

1931-1934 Veterinary Inspector, Upper Nile Province

1935-1940 Veterinary Inspector, Khartoum

1937-1942 Registrar, Veterinary School

1941 Senior Veterinary Inspector, Khartoum

1942-1944 Senior Veterinary Inspector, El Obeid, Kordofan

1944-1946 Senior Veterinary Inspector, Khartoum

1946-1952 Director, Sudan Veterinary Service

For war service he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant but in the Sudanese forces he was a Major, like stated as well on the box. 


And what makes this single medal extra nice - 1945 he received as well Order of the Nile 4th Class.


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and a picture of him




and picture of the Order of the Nile 4th Class (that I don't have yet)




Edited by Noor

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Excellent research.  Thank you for posting; it's interesting. 

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Lovely medal, what  he didn't know about camels (jamaline) wasn't worth knowing. 


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Its funny often some of the most mundane and inexpensive medals can be the jewels of the collection. Certainly is in my case


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