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Named British WW2 medals

Article about: by Walkwolf WWII Vets were very upset that their medals were not personalised with name, number and regiment on them the way WWI medals were. It is understandable - the medals then become im

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    Finally got these today. The War Medal and Defense medal, both named to a C Pettersen. The star medals aren't from him, they just fill out my impression.

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    The 1939-1945 Star and France and Germany Star
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    I think you'll find these are from Australia or New Zealand.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    all of them? How can I tell the difference between British and Commonwealth nations? I thought the ribbons were right, at least from the sites I had found. They have Norwegians in Australia and New Zealand? They will let anyone in, won't they..... I just know us Swedes know the right way to spell son lol
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    WWII British and Canadian medals are not officially named.........
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    Steve.

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    Gents,just to let you know,
    The Pettersen medals are not on the Australian Nominal Roll so they are not Australian.So you can count that one at least
    Mick

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    Ta Mick, that helps alot here's the site I was using, I liked his pictures and explanations.

    Naming Styles on British War Medals & General Guide

    There's a picture of an India medal that was named, and marked as a replacement. He also says that the campaign medals in ww2 weren't named. I took that to mean the star medals, but he also says that they added the unit and such. Mine only have a name..hhmmm Sounds like something to investigate hehe We'll figure it out eventually I hope lol
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    WWII Vets were very upset that their medals were not personalised
    with name, number and regiment on them the way WWI medals
    were. It is understandable - the medals then become impersonal
    and unidentifiable - with no history as to who 'won' them.

    The reason they were not named was to save time and cut cost
    - imagine the man hours required to stamp approximately
    six million WWI 'Victory' medals.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Just had another thought on them,i searched for Commonwealth Medals and i think they could be South African.The Service numbers seem similar to the one on your Medals ??

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    That too is a possibility.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    These are my father's medals, he served with a Scottish Regt in Burma/India.







    No designating service no./name/rank on the edges, as has been noted.

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