Today’s carboot finds

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by vespa100, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    979AC6A0-D663-407A-8513-A49E2C2F74FC.jpeg Today’s carboot sale finds, it was so dark I didn’t notice the Ww1 medals are for two different gentleman
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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    A nice find.
    Will you be researching the names?

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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Some nice treasures in there. I've often thought about visiting car boots and the like, but I've already got a room full of militaria and really need to trim down.
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  4. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Hopefully Tom
    One name is Pte H Trainer Machine Gun Corp regt number 31139
    The second gentleman is Pte W,G - Wilson regt number 204565 if the royal Welsh Fus
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Do you mean yourself or the amount of 'stuff' in the room - :lol:

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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Sadly both TD. You know, just as I read vespa's info about the two medals, I thought TD will be along any minute to assist in identifying these gents. And lo and behold, here you are.:salut:
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
    Name: Henry Trainer
    Regiment or Corps: Machine Gun Corps
    Regimental Number: 31139

    Name: William Wilson
    Regiment or Corps: The Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers
    Regimental Number: 204565


    edited to add:
    Well its a start and hopefully Vespa can move it on further - with or without my help
  8. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Great information again Tricky thanks very much
  9. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    94DEEE88-33E6-41F6-926F-D90E586315E8.jpeg 86C680F4-1536-47AB-9C94-85C7BD03C1BE.jpeg 94DEEE88-33E6-41F6-926F-D90E586315E8.jpeg Out of the box
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  10. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    There's also a Captains shoulder boards, both named men are shown as Privates.
    Also looks to be a Royal Artillery comrades? badge ("Ubique" and "xxxx xxxx Association") so one or more other avenues to explore - but perhaps explains the nose cone.....
    Too slow, must be using the same machine as in the background

    So, Norfolk Reg't connection, RAA and a tank badge?
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  11. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Cheers Kevin most of the buttons are Royal Artillery as well just a interesting box of mixed bits
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member


    King George V. Queen Mary Silver Jubilee 1935 Medal with ribbon. Octagonal

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  13. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Wilson BWM only suggests service in India only?

    1st RWF posted to India post WW1 so he may also have GSM for NWF/Waziristan?

    Steve Y
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Not sure he was in India - his mates on the same page are noted as India, but he isn't - could he have stayed in the UK during, would that give the same result?

    UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
    Name: William Gordon Wilson
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Private. (Acting Lance Corporal)
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal
    Regiment or Corps: The Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers
    Regimental Number: 204565
    Sub Unit: 4th Battalion (Territorial Force)
    Previous Units: 1/Garr. R.W. Fus. Pte. 204565

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  15. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    I like this one Tricky due to the district on the back being Bedington which is only a few miles from me
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  16. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    585121DC-5D69-4199-B4FF-DEC98979882D.jpeg I like this button
  17. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Vespa 100,
    Can you post a photograph of the badge below the Royal Norfolk brass shoulder titles?
    Intrigued by that one.
    Great finds as usual.
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I noticed this on that looks similar ro the one Guy is interested in so it may be in a similar sphere of interest - Para/Gliding/Airborne etc


    National Gliding Association - it may be named


    Attached Files:

  19. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Hi Guy I will be back home in a couple of hours l will take a photo then. Speak soon
  20. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Even the box looks interesting. Is that what the items came in? Any 'hidy-holes' containing hidden treasure?

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