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just found a medal in my shed

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    does anyone know anything about this. ive had a quick search on google. and ive found ones that look like it. but they have a date on the top bar.

    im not sure how to read the edge it says "4858849 PTE.S.HUGHES LEPC. R.


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    Cool find, it's a British General Service Medal with the Palestine bar from 1945-48. A shame the ribbon is gone but still nice for free!

    More info:

    The British General Service Medal 1918 - 1962

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    the medal is a general service medal, the bar represents service in palestine one of a few depending where the person served (i dont know them all of the top of my head) and the engraving states service number rank and name also unit or regiment they served with.

    cheers

    rory

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    In general, the ribbon doesn't affect the value of a medal. Replacement ribbons are easy to obtain.

    Rob

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    awesome find

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    Is it from the Leicester Regiment ? - "LEPC. R".

    The 2nd Battalion served in Palestine in the late 1930s.

    And ... here is your man I suspect Stanley James Hughes

    Have you a Tiger in your family? | Royal Leicestershire Regiment Online Archive | RLR

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    The undated Palestine bar is for service between 19th April 1936 - 3rd September 1939.

    Very nice to find this in your shed.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Amazing info guys! Im in 2 minds on what to do with this medal. As far as my wife knows he wasnt in her family. So im not sure if i will keep it and get a ribbon. Or try and track down his family members and send it to them.

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