Help can anyone I'd these medal bars on dads photo

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Our bill, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone, hoping I get lucky and one of you guys can identify dads medal bar and can I ask some one to confirm that dad has 2 wounded stripes on his sleeve Thank youElsie. image.jpg
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    This is a tough one, simply because of the lack of definition but I think I can spot the Africa Star followed by the Burma Star.

    Go to this site
    http://www.petergh.f2s.com/medals.htm
    and see what you think

    Ron
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    You're right Ron, this is a tough one. I would say the two to our right are the Burma Star then Defence medal, the one nearest the uniform collar is unclear.
     
  4. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ron and bamboo 43,I knew I could rely on my friends on here. And Ron thanks for the link .Elsie
     
  5. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Ron, the link is a great site and a brilliant learning curve for me. Thankyou Elsie
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Elsie

    You are very welcome !

    Whilst on the subject of helpful links.

    I am reminded of these three briliant websites written and maintained by forum member Peter Ghiringhelli.
    The first one, Weborama, with it's myriad of links, remains one of my favourite websites and if you haven't seen it before.....Enjoy !

    http://www.petergh.f2s.com/
    Weborama 2013

    http://www.petergh.f2s.com/flashes.html
    British Formation Badges 1939-1945

    http://www.petergh.f2s.com/medals.htm
    British Gallentry, Orders, Decorations & Campaign Medals

    Ron
     
  7. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    So now my next question is who can I get in touch with to find out what awards dad got , l have reapplied for dads service records as I feel one sheet with basic info on is not a lot .Also is that a number 8 above the ribbons and final question would it be worth getting the photo blown up or whatever they do by a photo expert or what ever it is they are called . Believe it or not guys this is the only photo I have that is of dad young and I only required this a month ago Elsie
     
  8. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Elsie- you say you have reapplied for your fathers service records. Well I would say so as one sheet isn't enough if you've recently paid 30 quid for them. I presume you did ask for the FULL records? You shouldn't have to wait again for them either. When you DO receive them all, it should state on the records which medals he received and the date he received them.

    Hope this helps

    Lesley
     
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Elsie

    You are right to try and get a full set of records for your Dad, look at my set of records in the photo gallery to see what could be received.
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/gallery/album/5-rons-army-records/

    What you think is a number 8 is more likely to be the link to the hook on the BD collar. The number 8 would always be worn on the ribbon itself

    I will ask other members to give you up to date info on getting these records.

    Finally, it does look like two wound stripes, wound, you notice and not wounded. :)

    Ron
     
  10. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lesley, that sheet I put on here when I first joined was all I got, I have learned more from Drew and lee with the war diaries and West Yorkshire regiment at York. So yes I have reapplied asking for the full information.thank you Lesley for your advice. Elsie
     
  11. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Cheers Ron I love how you correct me, it keeps me on my toes and makes me laugh. I now have to find out what and when the other wound stripe was attained. Elsie
     
  12. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Ron,it was through looking at yours that I started to feel a bit miffed because all I got was that one sheet that I put on here and that's what set me off to apply again and add a note that I was not happy so I am sat waiting patiently . Elsie
     
  13. DoctorD

    DoctorD WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Agree it's tough, Ron, but there's got to be a '39 45 Star too,under his collar.
    Les
     
  14. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Les I do appreciate all the help I receive on this site but more than anything I love all the interesting posts on this site . Elsie
     
  15. Combover

    Combover Guest

    He's got two wound stripes and a good conduct chevron too.
     
  16. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Wow thanks combover. I am learning new things all the time a good conduct stripe so at least I know he behaved then. Thanks Elsie
     
  17. Combover

    Combover Guest

    It was known to many of the men as 'undetected crime'!
     
  18. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Just got my reply back from the medal office .how do you chaps do it, you are amazing ,you all were right in your suggestions of the medal ribbons. Thanks chaps . This is why I love this site , wish you chaps were running the country. Elsie
     
  19. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Elsie

    are you saying that in fact he has the 1939/45 Star - Africa Star - Burma Star - Defence Medal and the 1939/45 Medal..his full records should show where and when he was WIA = Wounded in

    Action…was he in the 6th RTR at any time …?

    Cheers
     
  20. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Honestly Tom I have not got a clue where /what /when / the chaps at West Yorkshire Regiment Museum researched up to dad getting injured at admin box therefore confirming what the war diaries for the West Yorkshire's said . Then that one sheet service record showed dad was posted to 8th battalion York and lancs on 28/04/44 so dads injury could not have been serious to be posted on so quick( that is my thoughts on the injury ) york and lancs can't find a trace of him going to them nor to 2nd battalion. Got the war diaries for both these battalions and they were in India not doing a lot ( no offence meant )Yet we know dad was seriously injured during this period because his medical notes state in 1951 that his illness was due to being wounded in action in 1945 so until I get his full service records I am at a loss which is so frustrating for me but at least I have my education on this site to keep me busy. Elsie
     

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