Other British medal buys.
Article about: Hey hey, other than my GSM I also bought this wee pieces Again sorry for the nasty mobile quailty pics. i cant get good ones until I get home in Decemeber. The British War Medal is made out
DVR stands for Driver and this one was in the Royal Artillery (RA). In more recent times Driver which is a Private soldier rank such as SPR / Sapper, GNR Gunner, Tpr / Trooper, RFN / Rifleman, FUS / Fusilier, GDSM / Guardsman etc became limited to the RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) then RCT (Royal Corps of Transport) then RLC (Royal Logistic Corps - not Really Large Corps!!) although the change to only one Corps using the title was not instant. Now DVR is only used by the RLC although there are soldiers in other units employed as drivers whilst some units have DVRs attached from RLC. Confusing eh? Anyway, nic BWM (British War Medal).
PS The BWM to a soldier in the RA would likely have the 1914 -18 Star and Victory Medal to go with it so keep your eyes peeled
Wow thanks Tom!!!
His address of pay was for Dumbarton, my home town and the same town as the P. McConnell named on my GSM!
I'm loving these medals more and more!
1901 Scotland Census record for Michael Mcconnell:
Name: Michael Mcconnell
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Father's Name: Henry Mcconnell
Mother's name: Marjory Mcconnell
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration Number: 496
Registration district: Dumbarton
Civil Parish: Dumbarton
Address: 36/51 Henry Shott
Household schedule number: 61
Henry Mcconnell 38
Marjory Mcconnell 33
Maria Mcconnell 12
Michael Mcconnell 8
James Mcconnell 6
Margory Mcconnell 3
Shame that his 14-15 trio has been broken up, but all too common it seems.
Lucky that the silver war medal survived as they were often split off from the other two and sold for the scrap value of the silver.
its just an opinion.
Yeah its a shame when the three aren't together.
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