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Mons star trio South Wales Borderers

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    Well actually missing the BWM as many are because of them being sold for scrap value, but it has the Mons/1914 Star medal and the Victory medal both named to Private Charles Edward Vanner 9147 1st Bn South Wales Borderers. Obviously he was an old soldier recalled to the colours at the outbreak of war and saw action in France from 08/11/14 until he was discharged with sickness in 1915. I have his medical records and he suffered from Psoriasis which he had had previously since childhood and had affected him throughout his army service. He had previously seen service in India and South Africa with the Bords..
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    nice find Jerry.

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    Shame about the BWM, but a nice duo with
    accompanying paperwork. Makes them so
    much more attractive when you can
    do a bit of research.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Shame about the BWM, but a nice duo with
    accompanying paperwork. Makes them so
    much more attractive when you can
    do a bit of research.........
    Indeed Steve, a shame about the BWM but so many of them got sold for scrap silver value.

    The extra paper work on those that have it, such as this one, really make a difference, you get so much more of a feel for his history, knowing in this case where he was from, where he lived, what was wrong with him, his family details, his behavior, either good or bad, etc....
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Extracts from the 1st Bn SWB war diary covering the period from his arrival in France up to the closing date for qualifying for the Mons star clasp for being under fire or within sound of the guns.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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