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Medals from the Wardrobe!


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Well not quite, the Wardrobe in this case is the Museum of the ......

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Located in the heart of Sailsbury this museum is well worth a visit. I thought that I would llike to post some images of their WW1 Related Medal collection. Please forgive the qality of the images.

KB :thumbsup:

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8). 2nd Lieutenant Alexander TURNER - 3rd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment

  • Victoria Cross
  • 1914 - 15 Star
  • British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
  • Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross: SEC. LT. A.B. TURNER 3RD. BN. P.C.W. ( ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGT ) 28 SEP. 1915

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9). Sergeant James WELCH - 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment

  • Victoria Cross
  • 1914 Star - clasp "5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914"
  • British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
  • Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
  • Defence Medal ( 1939-45 )
  • War Medal ( 1939-45 )
  • King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
  • Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal ( 1977 )
Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross: NO.8763 L / CPL. J. WELCH 1ST. BN. R. BERK. R 29 APR.1917

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10). Lieutenant Colonel Reginald HAYWARD - 1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment

  • Victoria Cross
  • Military Cross & Bar ( MC )
  • 1914 - 15 Star
  • British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
  • Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
  • Defence Medal ( 1939-45 )
  • War Medal ( 1939-45 )
  • King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
  • Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
  • Efficiency Decoration ( 1930 ) clasp "Territorial"
Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross: LT. ( A / CAPT ) R.F.J. HAYWARD M.C. 1ST. BN. WILTS. RGT. 21-22 MAR.

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9). Sergeant James WELCH - 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment

  • Victoria Cross
  • 1914 Star - clasp "5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914"
  • British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
  • Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
  • Defence Medal ( 1939-45 )
  • War Medal ( 1939-45 )
  • King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
  • Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal ( 1977 )
Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross: NO.8763 L / CPL. J. WELCH 1ST. BN. R. BERK. R 29 APR.1917

That has got to be a rare set with 1914 star and 1977 Jubilee medal!

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That has got to be a rare set with 1914 star and 1977 Jubilee medal!

I do not see this medal(1977 Jubilee in the image on Post 9)possibly an error?

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Well not quite, the Wardrobe in this case is the Museum of the ......

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Located in the heart of Sailsbury this museum is well worth a visit. I thought that I would llike to post some images of their WW1 Related Medal collection. Please forgive the qality of the images.

KB :thumbsup:

Some great groups but the one depicted in Post 1 appears to show two errors:

1) The IGS'08 medal(following the MM) appears to have the clasp Waziristan 1921-24(besides which it has the Crown and Robes head) so this medal should follow after the Victory medal or the GSM dependant on clasp for this medal--which leads to the second error--

2) The GSM is never awarded without a clasp and also this image shows it with a modified IGS type suspender rather than the normal straight BWM type suspender.

Not certain what has occured here but one assumes that the recipient is entitled to both these medals but either wore them incorrectly, or the museum have mounted them incorrectly--a great shame whichever is the case.

Can anyone comment?

Robert

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I do not see this medal(1977 Jubilee in the image on Post 9)possibly an error?

Sorry went via the information rather than the image. It does in indeed end at the 1953 medal. Now I do wonder if a 1914 medal andVC winner did survive to 1977? VC winners got all the "royal" medals automaticly

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Sorry went via the information rather than the image. It does in indeed end at the 1953 medal. Now I do wonder if a 1914 medal andVC winner did survive to 1977? VC winners got all the "royal" medals automaticly

He died on the 17th January 1978 (aged 86)............... :blink:

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