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British victory medal with a local connnection

Article about: Here is the newest medal in my collection. Normally I collect German items but after reading the description on this medal I felt obliged to buy it. The reason this particular medal stood ou

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    Here is the newest medal in my collection. Normally I collect German items but after reading the description on this medal I felt obliged to buy it.

    The reason this particular medal stood out to me, is that 100 years ago the soldier it was awarded to lived just a few houses up the street from me now.

    Here is the information I found, I am missing a decent picture of his medal card index, If someone could find it I would be very grateful.

    Name: Frank John Galer
    Place of birth: Clay cross
    Family: Son of William and Elizabeth Galer, of 18, Sawley Rd., Draycott, Derby.
    Place of enlistment: Nottingham
    Service number: 15666
    Rank: Lance Sergeant
    Regiment and unit: 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards
    Division: Brigade 3rd (Guards) Brigade

    Died of wounds: 8 May 1916, Aged 25
    Grave reference: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery VI - C - 37
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    nice find.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    nice find.
    Thanks Harry, I am very lucky to find such a medal that belonged to someone in my area.

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    PM me your email address and I'll send you his MIC as well as the medal rolls. He was entitled the the 14 Star + bar trio.

    Tony

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    Nice medal Adam.. & excellent that it is from your local area... Like Tony says you need to find his other medals???. "Needle in a haystack" job.. Cheers Terry.

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    Quote by Tango View Post
    Nice medal Adam.. & excellent that it is from your local area... Like Tony says you need to find his other medals???. "Needle in a haystack" job.. Cheers Terry.
    I will do my best Terry, but it is a needle in a haystack job

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