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Ciaran Byrne

Can anybody identify the medal ribbon worn on this group of lancers? I'm assuming it's a Military Medal but not quite sure. No date on the photo either I'm afraid.

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Michelle Young

I’m no expert but I think it might be 14 star 

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squirrel
5 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

I’m no expert but I think it might be 14 star 

Seconded.

 

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CorporalPunishment
5 hours ago, Michelle Young said:

I’m no expert but I think it might be 14 star 

Thirded.  Pete.

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Ciaran Byrne

Thanks fellas. At least two of the men I know for sure were Old Contemptables so that makes perfect sense. 

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Michelle Young
3 hours ago, Ciaran Byrne said:

Thanks fellas. At least two of the men I know for sure were Old Contemptables so that makes perfect sense. 

Last time I looked, I wasn't a fella ......

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Ciaran Byrne
On 13/03/2019 at 12:24, Michelle Young said:

Last time I looked, I wasn't a fella ......

 

Ooops! Apologies ... :P

 

... and thanks to the young lady of course.

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chaz

no idea, but any names might help.

would the star have been issued on its own? established April 1917 would date from but were they issued and soldiers sewn on in the trenches from this date? or although established were they sent out with the other two?

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Andrew Upton
10 minutes ago, chaz said:

no idea, but any names might help.

would the star have been issued on its own? established April 1917 would date from but were they issued and soldiers sewn on in the trenches from this date? or although established were they sent out with the other two?

 

First 1914 Star ribband issue effectively from early 1918 (with 1914-15 Star from early 1919), BWM not authorized until mid 1919, VM not until late 1919. So very common in early 1918/1919 to see men only wearing one of the trio they would eventually be entitled to.

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chaz

thanks Andrew, I always assumed they were issued after the war, so, can date the picture from early 1918.

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