The Burma star awarded for service in the far east campaign. The forgotten war in many returning servicemans opinion of the time according to contenporary literature and accounts. Can be encountered with the bar “PACIFIC” attached to the ribbon.
Part of and the most commonly encountered of the Star series of campaign medals issued by the UK at the end of the second world war.
WW1 British war medal and victory medal pair awarded to M18680 A. GEORGE WMN RN, Wireman in the Royal Navy
WW1 British war medal and victory medal pair awarded to 179732 GNR S.F.FUNNELL RA, Gunner in the Royal Artillery.
Single British War medal to Driver William Short in the Army Service Corps. His medal index card shows he was also entitled to the victory medal.
The british War medal awarded to J46110 W.H.F MACLEOD AB RN an Able Bodied seaman in the Royal Navy. Some interesting history to see the ships served upon – HMS Vivid, Indomitable and Resolution.
WW1, British, war medal trio of 1914 15 star, british war medal and victory presented to A6850 A.MCLEOD SMN RNR which could mean a Deck hand and/or Seaman position in the Royal Navy Reserve.
One of my few forrays into the British medals and only due to the naming of the recipient.
For Army and Civilian. 50 years Austria & Hungary together.
Written on front of medal:
Written on back of Medal:
MDCCCXLLVIII-MDCCCXCVIII (1848 to 1898, 50 years Hungary and Austria make Empire)
Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer or Auxiliary Cruiser badge attributed to Foerster & Barth due to marked examples existing.
Pay particular attention to the areas of fine detail to determine originality when comparing these images to examples you may have in your possesion or you are interested in acquiring. Note that the gold wash can extend to the rear of the badge or not be present as in this case. I would strongly suggest not considering the “Paintjob” when evaluating this particular Aux cruiser badge from this manufacturer.
Silver grade IAB (Infantry assault badge) / ISA (Infanterie Sturm Abzeichen) maker marked GWL within a circle. Note the use of cast in hinge and catch blocks.