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Manchester Regiment Museum - Medal Collection

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by The Cooler King, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Hello all, I trecently visited this wonderful (free) museum in Ashton-Under-Lyne which tells the story of the various Manchester Regiments.

    The medal room is particularly impressive so I thought that I would share some im,ages of the WW2 related medal groups:-

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  2. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    1). Please feel free to add any specific comments/service histories!.
     

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  3. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    2).
     

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  4. The Cooler King

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    3).
     

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  5. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    4).
     

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  6. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    5).
     

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    The Cooler King Elite Member

    6).
     

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    The Cooler King Elite Member

    7).
     

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  9. dbf

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    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9342852
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  10. dbf

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    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9407292
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  11. dbf

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    Don't have the file for this one, but ref is below
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7395150
     
  12. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Thats really great thanks!

    Anything on this man.... looks like he served a considerable number of years!.
     

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  13. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    This man also had a long service record .. more than 30 years by the look of it.
     

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  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Afraid I don\t have this file either

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7626253
    But the website for Museum of the Manchester Regt have an informative page for each of the Men behind the Medals (one of which features a relative of my other half)

    Here's link to Col. Martin-Bird's biography
    http://www.themenbehindthemedals.org.uk/index.asp?page=full&mwsquery=(%7BPerson%20identity%7D=%7BMartin-Bird,%20RD%7D)
     
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  16. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    This man was decorated to a high level in WW1 But it looks like he served throughout WW2 as well.
     

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  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    DCM for WW1,

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30135/supplement/6010/data.pdf
    Military Cross for WW1
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30399/supplement/12322/data.pdf
     
  18. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    A remarkable man and a great medal group!.

    Here are a few images of the medal cabinets for those who might want to visit the museum!.
     

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  19. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    A couple more........
     

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