Collecting WW2 Gallantry and Campaign Medals Hints and Tips

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Drew5233, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Wonder how much of that was for the - original copy of the weekly magazine – The War Illustrated, Volume 2, No.32 for 12th April 1940, can't be many of those about either

    TD
     
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Relevent to the MM action involving the Lancs Fusiliers

    Kyle

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Keeping an eye on such things, I've noticed over the last year or so, there are more and more WW2 groups coming onto the open market. I suppose this is to be expected and if you can be sure of the validity (which is not always so easy), there will be some rich pickings for those who have an interest.
     
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Could you imagine having Hudson's rack as well. Now that would be pretty awesome.
     
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    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  7. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Ebay offering (inflated price due to D-Day? )
    D-Day Military Medal Gallantry Medal Group - RAMC Attached Durham Light Infantry | eBay

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    Kyle
     
  8. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    A Dunkirk related Military Medal which the dealer cannot find the citation ? I bet someone here could find it or at least the circumstances behind its award ? London Gazette 11 July 1940 ? No number listed either? I bet with the circumstances revealed the resale value would possibly triple?

    Military Medal (GV1) Beds & Herts for the retreat to Dunkirk | British Medals by Rennie Alcock

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    Kyle
     
  9. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    Slight confusion online as he can be found with two versions of his surname.

    Service number is 5949252.

    1939-1945 Casualty records say Private "G Johnston" was wounded in France on 29 May 1940.

    He is mentioned as Private "G Johnson" in "Cap Badge: Story of Beds and Herts" as a MM recipient but no more details. Award date is stated as 11 July 1940 but that was when it was gazetted.

    He is in LG 11 July 1940 but as Private "G Johnson" https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34893/supplement/4267/data.pdf

    Gus
     
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  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Be better if they showed the back of the medal as well so we could see his name etc wouldnt be difficult for an auction house to do that to give buyers the full picture

    TD
     
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  11. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    More confusion as the local press reported ;-
    No. 5949252 Private G. Johnson, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment.
    No. 5947606 Private R. Lambert, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment.
    were awarded D.C.M`s ?
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    Kyle
     
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