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eckky

I've got my wife's grandfathers WW1 medals and his WW2 medal . I want to mount them in a case but don't know the order of wear?.

 In what order would they be worn?  ( Great war medal , Victory medal , Territorial War medal, and Territorial Efficiency medal. )

Among them there is a French Croix de guerre dated 1914-1917 which may be his fathers (wife's' G/Grandfather ) as he served also in WW1 in france with the 5th RSF.

Where would that fit into the order of the medals if it was grandfathers ? 

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trench whistle

Foreign orders and awards are always worn last even if they technically out rank the British medals. If you can get access to a copy of the medal year book, doesn't need to be this year's, it has a list of order of wear in it. You will be able to identify all the medals you have and work out the correct order. 

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eckky

Ok,  thanks for the info.

 

It turns out only the g/grandfather served in france so I think that the Croix de guerre is his . The grandfather served in Egypt and Palestine for the whole war so I don't think it could be his .

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hughfw

You are correct with the order of wear great war medal / victory medal / territorial war medal and last is the territorial efficiency medal.

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eckky
Just now, hughfw said:

You are correct with the order of wear great war medal / victory medal / territorial war medal and last is the territorial efficiency medal.

 

Thanks , where would his ww2 medal be worn , before the ww1 s or after them but before the foreign one (if his )

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DavidOwen
1 hour ago, eckky said:

 

Thanks , where would his ww2 medal be worn , before the ww1 s or after them but before the foreign one (if his )

Campaign medals are worn in the order in which they were granted so I expect ww1, ww2, foreign.

The definitive list is published in the London Gazette every so often, latest can be found here https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/56878/supplement/3351 unfortunately whilst they go into a lot of detail in some instances the paragraph on Campaign medals and Stars is somewhat weak!

 

A brief internet search for the medal yearbook mentioned above show some quite cheap second hand options available

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ForeignGong
2 hours ago, eckky said:

Ok,  thanks for the info.

 

It turns out only the g/grandfather served in france so I think that the Croix de guerre is his . The grandfather served in Egypt and Palestine for the whole war so I don't think it could be his .

Hi eckky

Welcome to the forum. If you give us his name and service No, we can confirm the London Gazette for the foreign award, also I have a database of foreign awards and would love to add his details to it.

 

Peter

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eckky

Hi Peter ,

       G/Grandfather)   Pte Robert Maitland, He enlisted in the 5th RSF 9/9/1914 aged 45 and was discharged from the S.C.Labour Centre, 22/2/1919,   regimental No. 271449.

 

Grandfather )   A/Cpl A Maitland No 201. Ayr Battery R.H.A. (TF)

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eckky

Found a photo of Robert, he has a badge on his right breast , anyone any ideas what this would be ?

roys gpa Robert  .jpg

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bigjohn

He was T.A. it is an Imperial  Service tablet . He had volunteered for overseas deployment if needed.

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eckky

 

 Thanks

  He did go to France and Gallipoli with the 5th RSF and they were TA (TF at the time )

 I had seen that before on other photos but only wondered about it when I saw he had one .

 

eckky

 

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ForeignGong
22 hours ago, eckky said:

Hi Peter ,

       G/Grandfather)   Pte Robert Maitland, He enlisted in the 5th RSF 9/9/1914 aged 45 and was discharged from the S.C.Labour Centre, 22/2/1919,   regimental No. 271449.

 

Grandfather )   A/Cpl A Maitland No 201. Ayr Battery R.H.A. (TF)


I do not have either on my list. I am not stating that my database is 100%, but it must be very close. All I can suggest is checking War diaries, local Newspapers & if his service/pension papers have survived.
If his service/pension are available, they may not have any mention of foreign awards, as I have searched some known recipients papers & not all have the awards mentioned. I think that the papers must have been thinned out over the years.

All I ask is, if you do find any thing regarding his award could you please let me know so I can add him to my database.

 

Peter

 

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eckky

 

 Thanks for looking ,

 I've just found his medal card on the an site and it did not mention any Croix de guerre only his star and war and victory medal .

His service record were destroyed in WW2 I think

 

 I.m wondering if it had been picked up somewhere or given to him, not awarded to him .  

 

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