Historicaly important IRISH EASTER UPRISING MEDAL GROUP rare Officially Named GROUP to G.P.O recipiant.
Only just got this gem so wished to show it off.
The group belonged to PATRICK J McGRATH (senior) confirned on the 1966 Roll of Honour, information compiled by the department of defence relating to the recipients of the 1916 medal, the Roll of Honour compiled in 1936 and presented to President de Valera .
confirmed on the roll at the General Post Office, O’Connell Street
Two 1935 armbands presented by President de Valera to surviving Vets of the easter uprising. both correct and retaining original labels " Bergins real irish poplin"
EASTER UPRISING MEDAL.
upper suspension bar first type , smaller than later issue , pin to rear near end as correct ,correct text book curvature to suspention bar which ribbon hangs.
Correct ribbon,early type point towards end , correct weave,
medal die struck bronze .
Both medals as OFFICIALLY NAMED TO NEXT OF KIN, believe only some 1080 Comrac medals officially named. and the easter uprising medal approx. 200 or so officially named.
Any details reference this mans service would be most welcomed.
08-20-2013 04:03 PM
That's an amazing grouping. Nice IRA black and tans medal as well. You don't see groupings like this too often!
Best regards, Patrick
great looking Medals.
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
If anyone can add any details of this mans service at the GENERAL POST OFFICE in Dublin, it would be greatfully received. Certainly a rare very historical group , that screams originality....love it !!!! ;-)
Lovely group.See if he's mention in these archives Home | The Bureau of Military History 1913-1921
Thanks Renmore , will be checking that out ;-)
Wow....now That's one Impressive set! McGrath was In the GPO with Connolly?? You need to frame these pieces under glass and preserve them Big time. Dare I ask what kind of price level you had to part with to pick them up? I know that I would Love to have such a grouping! A Great find!
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