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Medals

Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:39 pm

Would someone mind telling me what these medals are? Thanks
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Re: Medals

Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:04 pm

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred. The 1914-1915 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
Died 19th March 1916 whilst serving with the 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
Named as Flavian Joseph Conti on the Commonwealth War Graves website.

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Re: Medals

Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:47 pm

Possibly worth pointing out - the curved "Seaforth" has nothing to do with the medals - it's a shoulder title from someone's uniform that happens, by a happy coincidence, to fit the curve of the medal.

Medals

Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:16 pm

Thanks to you both for the help. I keep meaning to contact the Graves Commission to tell them about the mistake. I really should get to it.


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Re: Medals

Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:23 pm

Also worth pointing out for others - check the middle of the star. The 1914 star and the 1914-15 star are identical in shape and have the same ribbon. They differ only in the dates in the centre of the star.


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