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My Uncle John's Medals.

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After showing my paternal grandfathers medals in an earlier thread,i thought i would post the medals that were awarded to my Uncle John who sadly passed away a few years ago.

 

His name was John Dadswell and was married to my mothers sister,Betty.

 

I think you might like this set Jerry,as uncle John was in the R.C.O.S,as was your father.

 

During WWII he was attached to the Parachute Regiment.

 

The group includes the France and Germany Star,The Defense Medal and the 1939/45 War Medal.

 

His General Service Medal includes the Malaya,Palestine and S.E Asia Bars.

 

Having no children,uncle John gave me this group before he sadly passed away.Needless to say,i treasure them dearly.

 

Regards,Martin.

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Here is a photo i have of uncle John that i figure was taken after June 1953 as we can see the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal ribbon on his bar.

 

You can just see part of his "Para" wings on his right sleeve.

 

Aslo,a R.C.O.S cap badge.

 

Regards,Martin.

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Great group Martin and good to see another set from an old soldier who served with the Signals.

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Another  superb  family  group Martin.

 

Do  you know  what  actions he  took  part  in?

 

I  was  fortunate  enough  to  obtain  a  copy  of  my  fathers  WW2 record, they  are  available  from  Army  records  for  a  fee of  £30 if  you  don`t  know  his  service  history. Would  be interesting  to  know  where  he  served.

 

All  the  best

 

Jim

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Another  superb  family  group Martin.

 

Do  you know  what  actions he  took  part  in?

 

I  was  fortunate  enough  to  obtain  a  copy  of  my  fathers  WW2 record, they  are  available  from  Army  records  for  a  fee of  £30 if  you  don`t  know  his  service  history. Would  be interesting  to  know  where  he  served.

 

All  the  best

 

Jim

First of all,thanks for the comments guys.

 

Jim,

 

i will be over in England soon,so this is something i will look into when i arrive there.

 

I have no idea what actions he served in during WWII.

It is obvious from the Bars on his General Service Medal that he served in Malaya,Palestine and S.E Asia during the postwar years.

 

Here is a photo i have of him taken in Freetown,Sierra Leone.I think this photo was taken in the early 1950's ?

 

Regards,Martin.

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Martin,

 

I  think  it  takes  quite  some  time to  obtain  copies of  records. The process requires  permission from  next  of  kin  etc. I`ll  see  what  i  can  find  out  and  PM you. I  know  someone  who  has  just  applied  to  obtain  papers  and  was  told  there is  a  backlog  and  waiting time  I`m  told is 9 months.

 

Jim

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Thanks for this information Jim and the PM.

 

I guess i will get the "ball rolling" now.

 

As i mentioned above,Uncle John and Aunt Betty had no children and sadly my Aunt Betty has passed away too.

 

So,i guess i could be considered next of kin along with my mother and brother ?

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Martin.

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If  I  can  help  you  with  this  at any  time  Martin  just  contact  me.

 

Hope  you  can  find  his  record.

 

Jim

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Well thanks again Jim.

 

I have just removed John's medals from the frame i have them in.They proudly hang on my living room wall along with my Grandad's medals.

 

Fortunately his General Service Medal is marked and named.

 

2329589 CPL J.D.M.DADSWELL. R.SIGS.

 

This will give me something to go on.

 

Regards,Martin.

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