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I have quite a few of these cards (the majority being WW2 and signed) but know nothing about them. Can anyone tell me how many WW1 cards there were and maybe provide a list please.


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Guest Dubaiowl

Hi Mick

I too have a few of the Brooklet cards, most signed by the VC recipient, but can find no information on them via Google.

One of the people I bought some of he cards from said that the full set consists of 40 cards, and he says there were only 50 sets issued, making 2000 cards in total. This seems low to me but I have no way of verifying or contradicting this at the moment.

I have managed to establish who features on most of the cards and so far with the exception of No1 they are all WW2 or later. I believe No1 is J F Russell who was awarded a posthumous VC in WW!.

If you want to sell any of your cards at any time please let me know.

Best regards


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Hi Chris, I'm not in the market to sell at the moment but I will keep you in mind. One of my interests, for the obvious reason that I work at the Victoria Cross Trust Museum, is the VC.

I was sent a list of the cards on another forum. But still no details about who and why issued. The signed ones I have are 5,7,8,9,11,15,19,28,31,39,40. unsigned No1

1 John Fox Russell (P)

2 Harold Ervine Andrews

3 John Kenneally

4 Gaje Ghale

5 Thomas Gould

6 Keith Payne

7 William Reid

8 Phillip Gardner

9 John Hinton

10 Basil Place

11 Gerald Norton

12 Quentin Smythe

13 Ganju Lama

14 Tulbahadur Pun

15 Agansingh Rai

16 James Ward (P)

17 Gerard Roope (P)

18 David Jamieson

19 Roderick Learoyd

20 John Baskeyfield (P)

21 Stanley Hollis

22 Andrew Mynarski (P)

23 Tasker Watkins

24 Sidney Bates (P)

25 Ian Bazalgette (P)

26 Umrao Singh

27 Bhandari Ram

28 Edward Kenna

29 Bhanbhagta Gurung

30 Charles Upham

31 Ian Fraser & James Magennis

32 Naik Gian Singh

33 Charles Merritt

34 Ali Haidar

35 Roden Cutler

36 Lachiman Gurung

37 Rambahadur Limbu

38 Richard Annand

39 Pat Porteous

40 Eric Wilson


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Guest Dubaiowl

Hi Mick

Thanks for the information, very helpful and it has allowed me to fill in a few gaps. The signed ones I have are 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,12,14,17 (signed Ian Fraser),22 (signed Les Munro - 617 Sq),23,26,27,28,31,34,39, 40.

If I come across any more information I will let you know.

Best regards


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Hi Chris, from observation of other items there were a couple of them that appear to have taken every opportunity to sign everything placed in front of them. But then I think, what the hell they have a VC.

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