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Article about: Hi everyone, just bought this rather nice WW1 set to a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps (comprising of the British War Medal and Victory Medal.) I am especially pleased to have the or

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    Some of the worst affected were the RAMC boys. Imagine risking your life in no-mans land to find and recover your mates. What a nightmare. He would have hated the war when it started and been on the edge of sanity when it ended.

    Oz.

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    Stefan, June was commemorated at the time, more so than Nov 1918 if this china from my collection is any thing to go by.

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    At first I wondered why the medal is dated 1914-1919 and not 1914-1918 but assume it was because of the Treaty of Versailles of June 1919 was the official ending of the "war to end all wars" rather than the November 1918 armistice which we now commemorate as the end of WWI.

    Was June 1919 ever commemorated at the time or has it always been November 1918?
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    Jerry

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    Some of the worst affected were the RAMC boys. Imagine risking your life in no-mans land to find and recover your mates. What a nightmare. He would have hated the war when it started and been on the edge of sanity when it ended.

    Oz.
    Interesting that he started out as RAMC but switched to the infantry before wars end. I wonder which Bn of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers he was with and where he served.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Stefan, June was commemorated at the time, more so than Nov 1918 if this china from my collection is any thing to go by.
    Fascinating to see the commemorative 1914-1919 china. Thanks for posting! The 1919 date is not something I had noticed before.
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    Jerry, did he switch, or was he attached to the RWF?

    Oz

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    He must have changed units given the different service number.
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