Leonard Sydney Jackson 5340500 15 Recce

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  1. MikeSou

    MikeSou Member

    Ok, I'll see what my Dad is happy to scan for me to post. He has his Dad's Phantom uniform patch around somewhere too.
     
  2. Car_Commander

    Car_Commander Junior Member

    I don't know if this is the right place to see show this, but thought that some members may like to see Cpl James MacDonald's battledress blouse. I also have a photo of Cpl MacDonald receiving the Military medal.

    Les.




    Cpl MacDonald BD 15 Recce.JPG Cpl MacDonald BD 15 Recce - sleeve detail.JPG
     
  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Les thanks for posting Cpl McDonalds BD photos. Could you share the photo of him receiving the MM?

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  4. Car_Commander

    Car_Commander Junior Member

    A photo of W/Cpl J McDonald receiving his M.M. from Gen Montgomerytaken by Sgt Mapham on 11th November 1945. The Investiture was held at the Crusader Garrison Theatre, Lubeck.
     

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  5. Car_Commander

    Car_Commander Junior Member

    I've found that I also have a photo of RSM A Ward receiving his M.M. at the same time.
     

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  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Les thanks for posting the photos of W/Cpl J McDonald & RSM A Ward receiving their MM's

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  7. John McDonald

    John McDonald Member

    Thanks for posting James McDonald MM was my grandfather.
     
  8. John McDonald

    John McDonald Member

    My dad has the Military Medal on the wall at home. It has gone around my grandads eight children over the years. The photograph was pride of place but I had never seen the full photograph until it was posted on here. Thanks. He was also blind in one eye due to an accident when he was young diving into a canal.
    I am biased but he was remarkable in an unsung way. L last weekend one of his children celebrated her 60th and all of grandads children were there the oldest 78.

    Maybe be the last time we are all together.

    Will try and post a photo of the medal on here.
     
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi John

    One thing we don't see many of on here and that is photo's of gallantry medals still in family possession. Looking forward to seeing it.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  10. John McDonald

    John McDonald Member

    Hi, this medal was in my dad's for years and is now with my Uncle Peter in Manchester. It has been passed around the family for years. I remember as a young lad my grandad getting the medals out when we insisted.

    It was only years later after he had passed away that I realised the MM significance.

    It is pride of place and I feel proud to share it here.

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  11. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    John thanks for posting the photo of your Grandad's MM.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  12. MikeSou

    MikeSou Member

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  13. John McDonald

    John McDonald Member

    Re reading this thread on the 75th Anniversary of D day.

    My grandad was D day +21. James McDonald MM

    He never spoke about what happened to me but one of his daughters asked him what happened. He said he had just seen his best mate killed. God rest these men. I often wonder of the men killed who that was.
     
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