The German wound badges were awarded in both the first and second World wars and principally in three grades – Black (Wounded once), Silver (3 wounds) and Gold (5 times wounded) – however in the event of the soldiers death any one of the grades could be awarded.
Shown here is a frequently encountered Stamped steel WW1 version.
I name this “FJ Cross” do not know its correct name. It is from Austria.
South Africa WW1 Victory medal which on the Obverse is exactly the same as those issued by the UK and forms part of the inter allied victory medal series. However, the reverse also carries the text in Dutch “De grote oorlog voor de beschaving 1914 1919”
WW1 British war medal and Southa frican Bi lingual victory medal pair awarded to DVR G.VERWEY S.A.S.C, a driver in the South African service corps with medal index card / record of service. happily Mr Verwey survived the war and was Discharged from the South African Army.
2nd World War Nazi Germany Luftwaffe Flak kampf abzeichen with the unusual marking of L/11 whilst the badge features and reverse hardward set up (see hinge and catch photos) are consistent with those of a different maker / manufacturer.
Territorial efficieny medal issue George 6th awarded to 870122 GNR H WHITTAKER RA – Gunner in the Royal Artillery
WW2? Facist Italian medal. No know what for. Any idea?
A very very heavily tarnished Defence medal from WW2. The defence medal was awarded both to Military and civilian personel.
Excepting a few medals from Victorian times comfortabaly one of the worst condition medals in my collection.
An interesting pair of british great war medals earned by B GREY FMN MFA, A “Fireman” in the Mercantile fleet auxiliary. This is a civilian who was in effect a “stoker” (he who shovels coal or clinker to keep the boilers going on old steam powered ships) but at the time was called a fireman, very different to todays fireman profession. Note the fact that there is no military serial number assigned to this gentleman.
Croix du Guerre WW1 France. The set are of four dates. The 1914-1918 the most common, you find easy.