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WW1 & WW2 Medals

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  • 03-08-2017 2:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,220 ✭✭✭✭


    Thanks to the information given on another forum on boards recently, I was able to get lots of information about my great grandfather and his military service

    In the past few days my aunt unearthed a great find in her attic, his campaign medals from WWI, thought I'd share them with the forum

    From left to right

    1. The British War Medal, 1914-18 (Established on 26th July 1919), also known as 'Squeak’
    2. The Allied Victory Medal, also known as 'Wilfred'
    3. 1939-1946 The Emergency Service Medal - Local Security Forces (Na Caomhnoiri Aitiula)
    4. The 1914-15 Star, established in December 1918, also known as 'Pip'
    5. War Medal 1939-1945 (belonged to my great uncle who was at Dunkirk and was lost on the ss Lancastria)
    6. The Allied Victory Medal, also known as 'Wilfred' (not sure why there are 2 of them)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,781 ✭✭✭eddhorse


    I think you forgot the picture?

    Sounds great though, a nice find and family historical significance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,220 ✭✭✭✭Lex Luthor


    eddhorse wrote: »
    I think you forgot the picture?

    Sounds great though, a nice find and family historical significance.

    oops sorry

    Pic now attached


  • Registered Users Posts: 706 ✭✭✭dolittle


    the medal you have as the 1914-1915 star is actually the 1914 star or mons star as it was know, a more rarer medal than the 1914-1915 star


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,220 ✭✭✭✭Lex Luthor


    dolittle wrote: »
    the medal you have as the 1914-1915 star is actually the 1914 star or mons star as it was know, a more rarer medal than the 1914-1915 star

    Great thanks for spotting this


  • Registered Users Posts: 128 ✭✭Step23


    Look at the rims of the British War and Victory medals, they will be named.

    The two Victory medals are to two different soldiers.

    Stephen


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