Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:48 PM
Unfortunately, I suffered a burglary in the early hours of this morning and, whilst most items that went missing are quite easily replaceable (including most of the thousands of pounds worth of files held on my laptops that also went), the medals of my grandad and great grandad that were held in pride of place framed on my living room wall were also taken.
Please can I ,therefore, ask our medal collecting fraternity to keep an eye/ear out for me.
My grandad's medals were the 'standard' WW2 medals of 1939/45 Star, Defence Medal and War Medal and (other grandad) the 39/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal & War Medal... all unnamed of course, but their cap badges and original photos were also in the frames (details of Gnr.Michael O'Mara and Sydney Woodward are on the reverse of the frame)
The ones that I really want to utilise some needle-nosed pliers on the culprit for , though, are my Great Grandad's.... These are a QSA/KSA pair named to 3793 Pte.J.Woodward, 10th Hussars (QSA has 6 clasps - Paardeberg, Dreifontein,Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen and Relief of Kimberley, the KSA has the standard 2). These were in a frame along with an original photo and his original cap badge. Also gone was a seperate small frame containing his Silver War Badge from WW1 (numbered 323600.
My grandad's WW2 medals are replaceable to an extent of course, but I'd really appreciate it if people could be vigilant for my Gt.Grandad's group especially.