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Mons Star !!

Article about: by renmore Mic for the record Many thanks for that , looks like he became A/ Wo 2 BSM as well !!

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    Just picked up a nice Mons Star complete with Bar , but for me the really good thing about it it was issued to a bloke from one of Grandfathers units 35 Heavy Battery RGA , 60 Pounders.

    With WW1 i mostly try and collect items to my grandads units 35 and 126 Heavy Batteries so as you can imagine finding medals etc with such a narrow field is uncommon , so i'm over the moon with this one !!
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    A good example and having the personal interest must only add to its desirability to you.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Congrats mate. Do you also own the medals of your grandfather?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Thanks guys for me it's a rare piece !!

    Yes Chris i have all my grandfathers medals and his records luckily they were some of the ones that survived the Blitz at the PRO at Kew.

    He fought at Loos , Ypres , the Somme and the Hindenburg Line !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Nice medal ... And with ribbon bar ...
    Any 14 stars are now becoming sort after......

    I'm sure as a few people see this, someone will access his MIC ... which would be of interest ..

    Gary J.

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    My Grandfather was at the Somme with the Northants regiment, but I don't know where his medals are.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Jerry,
    I have a WW1 postcard of what I believe to be soldiers of the Northants about to take the train at Peterborough Station for deployment.
    Dated 18th January 1915 .. Post marked Peterborough, and the soldier came from March near Peterborough.
    The soldier back right has the clearest of the cap badges, which looks to be the Northants.
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    Hope this is of interest ..

    Gary J.


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    My Grandfather was at the Somme with the Northants regiment, but I don't know where his medals are.
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    A great medal ,nice find with bar,,,

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    Mic for the record
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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Jerry,
    I have a WW1 postcard of what I believe to be soldiers of the Northants about to take the train at Peterborough Station for deployment.
    Dated 18th January 1915 .. Post marked Peterborough, and the soldier came from March near Peterborough.
    The soldier back right has the clearest of the cap badges, which looks to be the Northants.
    (click on image to size up)

    Hope this is of interest ..

    Gary J.
    Interesting Picture Gary. Has it been censored? My wife has my Grandfathers service records from when she was researching my family tree. I'll try and get a scan posted at sometime. I'm still waiting for my Fathers records to arrive.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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