WW2 nazi Germany Black wound badge awarded to soldiers suffering 1 or more injuries in combat. Silver and Gold grades were also awarded formultiple injuries. Design is the same as per WW1 with the addition of the swastika in the center of the helmet.
WW1 issue but cross is given to French soldiers today. Cross was inaugurated by soldiers in WW1 not happy with protected soldiers at the back get same awards as fighters.
An India General Service medal IGS 1895 or IGS2 (2nd iteration) in Bronze to a native soldier or support trooper. Unfortunately the worst condition of all medals in my collection with the soft bronze and hard life in India contributing to many dents, scratches and edge knocks. As usually encountered the soliders name has been engraved around the rim of the medal but it is illegible.
The 2nd world war India Service medal was awarded to Indian military personal for three years service within India whilst the war was ongoing. Those soliders in the Indian regiments deployed to overseas postings (in this case outside India) were awarded the corresponding British medals, Eg The “Burma star” for service in SE Asia.
Awarded to UK police forces “For Faithful service in the special constabulary”. This is the George 6 (George VI) version. A long and CLEAN record of service in the UK police is necessary to qualify for the medal.
UK Police medal from the reign of George 5 (or George V) awarded as per stated on the reverse: “For faithful service in the Special Constabulary”. This award is very similar to the Long Service and Good Conduct medals issued by the British armed forces.
Mess dress or Miniature medals have long been a part of the British army tradition and whilst not officially issued soldiers had to have the miniature medals on hand if they wished (or “made to volunteer” in the army sense) to attend social events. The victory medal was no exception and due to the numbers produced they are encountered frequently.
WW1 British war medal trio of 1914 15 star, british war medal and victory presented to M2-103627 PTE W.D.TURNER ASC, a private in the Army service corps.
If anyone can explain the Soldiers prefix of M2- and its significance I would appreciate it!
British war medal from the great war awarded to 720309 SJT E.P. HUNT RA, Serjeant in the Royal Artillery