Britsh world war one pair of medals to 87239 DVR F.J. ADKINS RE comprising the British war medal 1914 1918 and the Victory medal (British version). Medals awarded to a Driver in the Royal Engineers
The silver 1914 1918 British war medal together with the corresponding victory medal awarded to Private Dudley of the Northamptonshire Regiment. Also included the Cap badge of the regiment referencing the peninsula war Battle honours of Talavera and Gibraltar. Medal index card shown.
World war two War merit medal from Germany (Kriegsverdienst medal). The lowest grade in the War merit series and awarded liberally to those who “stayed at home”.
Obverse is the nazi cross in the center surrounded by a wreath which is superimposed upon an eight pointed Maltese cross.
On the Reverse in gothic script can be found “Fur Kriegs-verdienst 1939” which translated is “For war service 1939”
The Pacific star, sometimes encountered with the bar “Burma”. Issued without naming to British troops however can be encountered named to commonwealth / dominion soldiers sailors and airman.
Note that due to the appreciation in value of these medals copies / reproductions are now commonly encountered.
Typical British world war one pair of medals consisting the British war medal 1914 – 1918 (Made for sterling silver) and the Bronze UK version of the inter allied victory medal for the “Great war”.
Pair attached to the medal bar were awarded to 136715 CPL W.GRIBBLE RA, a Corporal in the Royal artillery
The Atlantic Star for second world war service by UK and commonwealth servicemen and women. THE ATLANTIC STAR surrounds the cypher of the monarch George 6th and has his crown atop. Six pointed star in bronze colour. Ribbon colours of watered silk Blue, white and green.
Note – The star series from WW2 has been extensively copied for both legitimate (Tailors copies, replacements etc) and not so legitimate purposes. Compare the fine details of the medal to the images shown before purchasing.
Queen Elizabeth the 2nd General Service medal (GSM) with Malaya bar to 4158940 SAC A W ATKIN RAF – Senior Aircraftsman
South African Police medal for faithful service. Obverse with “Police service” and “Polisiedienst” in raised lettering surrounding the South African coat of arms. On teh reverse “For faithful service” a horizontal raised line and then “Vir Troue Diens”. In the base of the reverse is the Sterling silver .925 and RMP hallmarks.
Around the rim the medal is named to “186.1/SERSANT. W.J COX SWAP” – Sergeant in the South West Africa Police.
F&BL version of the FrontKampferKreuz literally “Front fighters cross” commemorating service in WW1. The form of the cross sees a re use of the 1870-71 commemorative medal center design.
An Edward VII Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) Long Service and Good Conduct medal to C556 G GREEN SEA 1 CL RNR – Seaman first class.
Obverse – EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR and the Image of Edward 7th.
Reverse – DIUTURNE FEDELIS – literally Overtime faithful underneath a stylised image of the then technologically advanced royal navy ship HMS Dreadnaught
Note – Ribbon colours changed over time for this medal and varied according the service. EG – The RNR and RVNR had different ribbons after 1919.