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British veterans medals, Italy Star, etc.

Article about: Hi all, between objects in an antique shop specializing in antique English silver, I found these decorations that belonged to a British Soldier of Liverpool. I know that medal are not rare,

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    Hi all,
    between objects in an antique shop specializing in antique English silver, I found these decorations that belonged to a British Soldier of Liverpool.
    I know that medal are not rare, but among them there was also a beautiful "Italy Star" and the owner name, I decided to take and I share with you.........a good way to remember "Mr. Albert of Liverpool" who fought in my country.


    greetings
    Roberto

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    Quote by OldSteel View Post
    Hi all,

    I know that medal are not rare, but among them there was also a beautiful "Italy Star" and the owner name, I decided to take and I share with you.........a good way to remember "Mr. Albert of Liverpool" who fought in my country.
    As you say there not rare but there is a story and a man who fought for his country behind them medals thanks for the thread

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    Nice to get them in the box of issue.

    One day they will became researchable once the archives are open to all.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ade,
    you are right, it would be very interesting to know the history of the owner.

    greetings
    Roberto

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    These are terrific, what a great find!

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    Roberto, he can be researched however, at present it's a service you'll need to pay the MoD (records aren't online) for as well as paying for a copy of his death certificate.

    On the underneath of the box the name of the record office may give an indication of his unit or branch of service.

    Tony

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    There are Godfrey's still living in the Everton area of Liverpool it seems. I know the areas quite well, having worked in the area a while ago

    Queens Road, Everton, Liverpool, was not far from the Bootle Docks and the area took a pounding from the Luftwaffe in the early days of the war, and still shows the scars to this day.
    Looking at the area today, its all been rebuilt which indicates that it must have taken allot of pumishment by bombing during the Liverpool Blitz.

    Cheers

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    Thanks HistoryMan,
    good information!

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    Quote by OldSteel View Post
    Thanks HistoryMan,
    good information!
    No problem

    Its puzzling somewhat how the medals found their way to Italy

    Cheers

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    I forgot to mention that until WWII records go online not knowing the soldier's number/unit might result in the service record not being searched for. Mind you, there's not much in the way of detail on them anyway. My grandfather left for France in June 1944 and the only thing on his record that stood out was being stopped by the MP's for speeding in his tank.

    Tony

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