British war medals from the First World War or Great war as it appears on some medals. Covers medals relating to service during to 1914-1918.
A WW1 Victory medal awarded to 89747 DVR A PAINTER RA, A Driver in the Royal Artillery
The victory medal awarded to 19786 PTE M HOWARD L’POOL REG, Private M Howard of the iverpool Regiment.
Pair of medals, BWM and Victory, to Private Punchard (Irony of the name should not be lost on English speakers!) of the Rifle Brigade for service in World War one. S-36816 PTE H.PUNCHARD RIF BRIG. Unsure of what the S prefix means?
An interesting first world war medal to F.A.PETTINGELL ASST STG MFA. Interesting as the awards to the MFA, Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary (civilian shipping), are without a rank but the role / trade is mentioned – ASST STG being assistant …. STG?
A British War Medal or BWM awarded to 59917 PTE N.WHITTAKER DURHAM L.I. Where Durham L.I stands for “Durham Light Infantry” and PTE is the rank of Private in the British Army.
Inter allied victory medal from WW1 to 507079 PTE F.E.EVERTON LABOUR CORPS. The Labour corps covered a wide variety of functions and roles throughout the great war and as such it is impossible to speculate on Private Evertons role.
The lonely victory medal of 1779 PTE R COOMBE RAMC from the great war. RAMC stands for Royal Army Medical Corps and as a Private Mr Coombe could have performed any number of roles from strecher bearer, nurse, ambulance driver or front line medic. Reserach would be necessary to know more of this soldiers history.
Sole British war medal from World war one to 1210E.A E GREENSLADE ERA RNR. Where ERA is Engine room Artificer / Auxiliary and RNR is the Royal Navy Reserve. Note that the reserve was, in effect, for the duration of hostilities alongside the regular navy.
World war one pair of campaign medals comprising british war medal (silver) and victory medal to 53032 PTE T.W. BURCH QUEENS. Where Queens refers to the Queens royal regiment of West Surrey.
Pair of British medals (British War Medal and Victory medal) to M8007 J.WATT ERA5 RN, Engine room Artificer? Auxiliary? In the Royal Navy. Name stamped around the edge as usual with UK medals