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Dominion

I came into some miniature medals recently and I'm trying to find out some more information on them. Three miniatures with a mounting bar saying SPINK&SON Ltd. 5KINGST.S.WI. It appears one of the minitatures is perhaps an OBE, please correct me if I'm wrong. As well as an oak leaf on the victory medal. Sadly they're in fairly poor condition but any info would be great!

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Dominion,

Yes, possibly an MBE (Mil) GVR; British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19 (MiD oakleaf), swing mounted by SPINK.

A super group, requiring a little stitching.

Very difficult to establish who the original recipient was, however...

I attach an example of an MBE (Mil), and an OBE (Civ), VD.104339629_LtPlattM.A_Dept.jpg.621dddb1842fc4885ec6598a9960b230.jpg2082162332_Lt-ColR.S.MoberlyIAROandGIPRlyRegt.jpg.1e0d82c89bdb9f94c330757d1a7a3427.jpg

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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ForeignGong

It is a Military MBE / OBE as it has a stripe down the ribbon where as Kim's second group is a civil MBE / OBE.

 

Peter

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KIRKY

Spinks probably just made the mounting Bar we have several with their names on.

Tony

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Coldstreamer

I'd say impossible to work out who they belonged to as this won't be a unique group of medals 

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BullerTurner

It may not be unique but it is unusual to see a decoration with a solo BWM, bearing in mind the third is the IGSM with the Third Afghan War clasp? One in a handful if not actually unique?

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Buller Turner,

I attached the MBE (Mil), BWM, IGS Afgh NWF 1919 scan as an example of an MBE, for the benefit of Dominion's original request.

Yes, you are right: certainly one in a handful.

The recipient, whose Image I have sadly failed to unearth, was Lieut (A/Capt) William Percival Platt, born 1886 at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., and died 1959 at Blackpool.

W. P. Platt served with the 2nd Garrison Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers, attd. Military Accounts Dept., Indian Army.

His MBE was one of only two awarded to the MAD (Military Accounts Dept.) - the other being Capt Albert John Dyer, IARO. Their boss, Major Charles Walter Butler, MAD, IA, got an OBE.

Kindest regards,

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Coldstreamer
20 hours ago, BullerTurner said:

It may not be unique but it is unusual to see a decoration with a solo BWM, bearing in mind the third is the IGSM with the Third Afghan War clasp? One in a handful if not actually unique?

 I was referring to original post sorry

 

Regarding the second, is a single bwm and igsm not a common pair , thus making the trio not so unusual ?

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Coldstreamer,

Platt was awarded the BWM only, thanks to his overseas service during the Great War having been in India.

His subsequent service during Third Afghan, attracted the MBE (Mil), and IGS Afgh NWF 1919, however his Waziristan service went unrewarded. 

Such BWM/IGS combinations were common. Nonetheless, his having been decorated for MAD service by the Govt of India can be regarded as outstanding.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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