Featured Some war medals from my collection.

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by daveydempsey, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Just a few of my war medals, all silver.

    This one is named to one of my ancestors who was on HMS Trafalgar at the Battle of Sebastopol, Crimean War. 1854-1856.

    Boer War, South Africa 1899-1902 with 6 extra battle clasps.


    Egypt 1885


    Distinguished Conduct Medal (High Honour) WWI

    Bravery in the Field, (High Honour) WWI


    Somaliland 1908-10


    Palestine Medal 45-48.

  2. tyeldom3

    tyeldom3 Well-Known Member

    Wow Davey those are very, very nice.
  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    It all started when I bought a box of coins and found some general service medals among them, I thought it was sad that these brave men who are long dead have had their medals just tossed into a mixture of coins.
    British & Commonwealth medals from before WWII are named around the edge with the recipients name, rank and service number and which branch of the armed forces they were in.
    It is possible to do research on each named man via the National Archives.
  4. der_adler1

    der_adler1 Member

    Those are also some fairly uncommon medals from some far away and long forgotten campaigns. It is nice to see one that belonged to a relative.
  5. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    Another, WOW, here Dave! I'm impressed! Thank you for sharing.

    --- Susan
  6. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Thanks guys, they truly are treasures.
    I still search for my maternal grandfathers WWI medals, no one in the family recalls seeing them and pops never discussed the war.
    We think they might have melted in one of two houses which got bombed out in WWII, just about everything was lost apart from a case of photographs.

    My dad has a display case tucked away in his bedroom with his own WWII trio of medals, it will be a sad day when I inherit them.
  7. der_adler1

    der_adler1 Member

    Dave, yours unfortunately is not an uncommon story. Good luck and let me know if I can help in any way.
  8. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    The problem searching for medals is that my Grandfather was called George Williams .
    In 1914 there were 513 George Williams from Yorkshire alone serving in the British Army.
    Here he is aged 18 in 1914 before going to the front, he was badly wounded in Ypres and brought home, most of his regiment were not so lucky.

  9. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Davey,
    Great looking medals and seeing your Grandfather I see were you got your looks from. lol
    I have several medals from the NYC police but none of them have any Id on them. Due to Homeland security I am not able to sell them but even if I could wouldn't. Same goes for uniform gold buttons, cap badges etc.
  10. der_adler1

    der_adler1 Member

    I recommend to families that they keep most military items in the family since they have more sentimental value to the family that monetary value to a dealer.
  11. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Most families don`t though, usually real sentinental memories only last 2-3 generations.
    When it gets to 3-4 generations the medal recipient was never known by the family and they fail to do any research, any sentiment is taken over by money. Sad but true.
  12. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Hi Greg,
    You can sell them on another ebay site like UK or AU though.
    I used to have a LAPD breast badge from my cousin in CA, he was a cop in the late 60`s through to the 80`s
    I lost it in a house move and it has never turned up..
  13. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Davey,
    Thanks for the hint on other selling site.
  14. der_adler1

    der_adler1 Member


    If you send me a list of things you are looking for I will gladly keep my out for them.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: medals collection
Forum Title Date
Militaria Collection of pins/medals and misc items Jan 4, 2021
Militaria War Medals Nov 21, 2023
Militaria Any/All Info Appreciated British Medals Aug 28, 2023
Militaria WW2 POLISH Medals in Case Jan 31, 2021
Militaria New medals Jan 9, 2021

Share This Page