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WWII Defence & War Medal with bar

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    The newest addition to my medal condition. A WWII Defence and War medal given to D.B. Simpson. A great set of medals.
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    Nice to have them with the named box and the bar. I assume he only served at home. A shame will probably not be able to find out what he did.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Nice set of medals there like Jerry says in lovely nick..Always nice to found these sort of packages!!!.. Thanks for showing. Cheers Terry.

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    I have my late uncles war and defence medal - although he did actually serve in France for a short time around May 1940. He was sent home due to ill-health, and then manned the guns on the south coast before moving back home to Manchester and manning the AA guns not that far from his home in Gorton.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Harry have you any photos? I know these medals aren't very rare but still nice to see. I have a few myself..One to a woman I think from Sheffield!! wait out & I will find it!! Cheers Terry.

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    Here you go guys..I did Google street view the house but I was damn if I could find it lol... Cheers Terry. Click image for larger version. 

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    Terry, I've not ignored your request. I was in the middle of photographing the picture and medals, and an old army friend phoned with information for my new book. I will try and get on to it tomorrow.
    Cheers,
    Steve.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    No problems Steve. Look forward to seeing these medals..I do like British medals not so fancy as some other countries but being British I am a little biase lol.. Cheers Terry.

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    Here are the two medals of my late uncle - Gnr/Signaller Arthur Fitzsimmons. My late uncle passed away while I was in training at Woolwich in 1969, and all his photographs and memento's were thrown out by his sister. When she passed away in the early 1980's, I was asked to remove some bags of rubbish from her flat. I had a look to see what was inside and found my late uncles medals in box of issue, along with his identity card. His photograph had been left in a cupboard. What a sad way to remember a man's military career. I went on to serve in the Royal Artillery, and I too was a Gunner/Signaller. Many in the family say I bear a strong resemblance to him. See what you think, and a picture of my own medal.

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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Nice Steve..The old GSM with NI clasp . I have one myself a little later than yours I fear..lol..My first tour 1989.. Now that is a terrible way to remember somebody anybody by throwing their stuff in the bin..So that was a good call going through the rubbish.2 good looking medals here. The GSM I have been collecting those on the QT..I now have my one, George the VI Palestine 1945-48,Malaya ER2 but with the old reverse ie the lady of peace I think it is?.I just need a King George the V one & I will have one of each except the ER2 there is another model/type out!!...You can never tire looking at these medals! Good stuff Steve. Cheers Terry.

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