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Article about: Got this one from the bay today, so still to arrive but decent pics from the seller and copies of some of the docs it comes with, a 15 Star medal trio from WWI. HANKS, John-26965/629837 15th

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    Got this one from the bay today, so still to arrive but decent pics from the seller and copies of some of the docs it comes with, a 15 Star medal trio from WWI.

    HANKS, John-26965/629837 15th (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. They were part of 113th brigade, 38th Welsh Division and most famously took part in the attacks on Mametz Wood when they took heavy casualties. He went to France 2nd December 1915.


    He later served as private #629837 with the 178th labour company of the labour corps after he developed chest problems whilst on active service.

    HE MAY HAVE BEEN A RELUCTANT SOLDIER AS WHILE IN TRAINING IN NORTH WALES. AT ST ASAPH IN AUGUST 1915 HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MALINGERING AND FINED 14 DAYS PAY AND AWARDED 168 HOURS FIELD PUNISHMENT AND, ON 11 SEPTEMBER HE WAS ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FOR 6 DAYS AND WAS DEPRIVED OF PAY.



    Born and lived at 149 Carfield Street Bethnal Green London.


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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very nice Jerry, that's a terrific medal group mate, great find!

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    Very nice Jerry, that's a terrific medal group mate, great find!

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    Very nice Jerry.

    So Santa is still making his rounds! Hope left for me as my request for an SS helmet went unfullfilled so far....

    Michael
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Nice, interesting and very researchable group....

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Very nice Jerry.

    So Santa is still making his rounds! Hope left for me as my request for an SS helmet went unfullfilled so far....

    Michael
    The pressie my wife got for me.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Your a very lucky man to have a wife that not only appreciates our interest in this hobby.....but also supporting it by giving gifts like this.

    Just realized that I have the same grouping of medals as you (and for which you kindly helped me out with when I picked them up a few months back)

    WWI British Medal group - Named
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Your a very lucky man to have a wife that not only appreciates our interest in this hobby.....but also supporting it by giving gifts like this.

    Just realized that I have the same grouping of medals as you (and for which you kindly helped me out with when I picked them up a few months back)

    WWI British Medal group - Named
    Indeed Michael I am very lucky, though I have not yet told her about my latest buy!

    I remember your trio, very nice. As regards research I downloaded the war diary for one of mine medals the other day and just added a page from it to the thread on him, which covers the attack in which he and many of his mates were captured/killed, well worth a read.

    1914 15 star medal Pte. R. Astbury R. Welsh Fusiliers
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Neat. I was already reading this (catching up on the posts for the last few days). At work now and I'm the ONLY one in the office......so when the staff are away, the boss will play!

    M
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    [QUOTE=Jerry B;1348160]Indeed Michael I am very lucky, though I have not yet told her about my latest buy!

    LOL

    Great looking set you got yourself coming Jerry. I hope it goes over well when it arrives.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    very nice campaign medal set Jerry the ribbons are immaculate and completed with the index card too so well done ,i like the referance to north wales ,ive done quite a lot of malingering there meself

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