Jim W.

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About Jim W.

  • Birthday 04/14/1962

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    Imperial medals,Iron Crosses, WW1 French Croix De Guerre, medals to the Royal Engineers Tunnelling Companies of WW1

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  1. I picked this one up at Stratford Medal fair on Sunday. Not really my collecting field currently but he is a local man to me from Leicester. Private John Bassford. He was wounded on 14th July 1916 at Bazentin on the Somme serving with 6th Leicesters and transferred to 2/5 Lincolnshire's after recovering from his wound. He was taken a POW at Bullecourt on 21st March 1918. He volunteered for service on 15th August 1914 and was employed as a "Shoehand" at Leavesley and North in Leicester before and after the war.
  2. More great work Justin. I love that cap tally Jim
  3. I just picked up this group to a 9th Lancers. 1914 trio photos etc. Charles Brown landed in France on 15th August 1914. No doubt he was involved in the charge of the German guns at Audregnies on August 1914. Jim
  4. £25 the lot plus fees and postage Jim
  5. £30 the lot. The 1933 badge is missing its pin Plus any fees and postage
  6. Great display
  7. A great addition to your collection Robert. Congratulations on a brilliant find Jim
  8. Just arrived, a 1914 trio , plaque Palace letter and death card to Harry Steadman 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regt. Harry landed in France on 11th September 1914 and was killed in action on 7th November 1914 at Ploegsteert Wood. The remembrance card states he was KIA on 29th October, but I have researched the war diary and it would appear 7th November is the date he died. Initially interred at Ploegsteert his grave was lost and he is remembered on the Menin Gate in Ypres. A native of Willenhall Staffs. He left a wife and 6 children. Jim
  9. Excellent. Well done. Jim
  10. Bart, I have well over 100 CdG now some with the relevant paperwork others not. I prefer the 1915 and 1916 awards but consider anything really. It really has become a bit of an obsession with me, especially when the diplomas come with the award highlighting what the individual did to receive recognition. Thanks for your comment Jim
  11. I have been contemplating how to keep this group together and came up with the idea of putting them in a case. I managed to source a plain box and have constructed an interior and placed the grouping in there. Hope you like it Jim J
  12. Lovely medal Mark. The finish on it is outstanding Jim
  13. Looks great Nicolas Jim
  14. I love these Old Contemptible badges.Those guys were so proud that they had been there from the beginning..That is a nice one Martin Jim