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MarkW

Private Joseph Worrallo RASC

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MarkW

Could anybody please help me im trying to trace my grandfathers lost war medals from WW1 and WW2 the WW1 medals are campaign medals and the WW2 one is a defence medal that went missing when my mother  moved home in 1997 due to an house clearence my grandfather Joseph Worrallo came from Walsall and he served in the RASC in WW1 and the ARP in WW2 i am willing to buy them back from any collector should they be traced as they were family heirlooms and were sentimental.

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chaz

Hi Mark

the WW2  defence can be replaced for around £8 to 10, they were not named here from medal fairs or ebay, new re makes can also be purchased but sometimes cost more than their originals.

As for the WW1 he had a trio, his MIC

 https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1262/30850_A001727-02555?pid=532497&backurl=https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DuEa3529%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D1262%26gsfn%3Dj%26gsln%3Dworrallo%26gsfn_x%3D0%26cp%3D11%26qh%3DokY65AUDuDI3zKEDR9U3%2BQ%3D%3D%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26redir%3Dfalse%26gsln_x%3D1%26gss%3Dangs-d%26pcat%3D39%26fh%3D3%26h%3D532497%26recoff%3D10%26ml_rpos%3D4&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=uEa3529&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

 

an unusual name, also a neglected regiment to collect to so a search/alert set up on ebay might locate, also join the British medal forum and post in the wanted section. http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewforum.php?f=416

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plattyuk

I’m the current custodian of Joseph’s medals and have agreed to repatriate them to the family. 

 

Always nice to return to the family lost medals

 

mark

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chaz

good result, now if I could find some of my families medals.....

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DavidOwen
23 minutes ago, chaz said:

good result, now if I could find some of my families medals.....

Indeed a good result, well done plattyuk.

 

My sentiments 're medals too.... 

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sotonmate
Posted (edited)

Mark

 

Such a pleasing, and long odds,result ! I forget the estimated percentage of BWMs that were sold for melting down after the war so it is a great result for you.

Just to mention that some of Joseph's ASC duties included escorting horses (conducting) out to France and Flanders by ferry and back again. Many,if not most, of the horses were shipped out of Southampton here, from two local Remount Depots at Swaythling and Romsey, so it is possible that Joseph served hereabouts !

If you are interested in the life of a Remount soldier in WW1 here is a link :

http://swaythling.org.uk/

Edited by sotonmate

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