Family items are always special. These are a few items which belonged to my Uncle. He was married to my Dad's sister. He passed away some years ago now.
He served from 1939 to 1945. He was part of the BEF and fought in France in 1940. He volunteered to stay behind with the wounded at Dunkirk, but was told to embark back to the UK. He had a very bad time at Dunkirk and would get very upset if he talked about it.
He later served in North Africa, Italy and Austria.
My cousin has all his medals. But I have his insignia. Note the plastic cap badge and Austrian made insignia for the 46th Inf Div.
The photos were taken in Italy and the UK. He wears an American made Battledress blouse with service stripes and the maroon sleeve rings insignia of a stretcher bearer. This photo was taken in 1945.
The "Aerogram" microfilmed postcard was sent as a Christmas Card to my Dad who was a young boy of 9 at the time.