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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:41 PM
Thank you for sharing this, the Wakefield medals are an interest of mine. Have long been looking for a full list of recipients, but there doesn't appear to be one.
Can't quite make out the engraving on this one - who is it to please?
Also, would be interested to know the newspaper and date of publication.
Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:33 PM
Am also interested in this Wakefield medal. I am member of Purfleet Heritage Museum. . Have so far compiled list of names of at least 30 recipients and am still looking.
Captain Joseph Harris With Family
Gunner James Richards Believe with Family in USA
Gunner Charles Bicheno R.A Museum Woolwich (Accession 2054)
Gunner Derbyshire Purfleet Museum
Gunner J Reynolds With Family (seen by Thurrock Museum)
Cpl Brown Poss Oxford Uni.
Sapper J Hogan Sale in 2000
Gunner J Young On Sale in Canada in 2010
Corporal H J Penfold Sale in 2002
Corporal A Pearce Sold
John J King
Gunner Robert Hearing
Gunner W Berrill Was for Sale in 2012
Sapper H M Earl Sold in 2004
Gunner Stanley Rolling
Sapper W R Hammant Sold 2015
Alfred de Bathe Brandon
Sapper McCann On Antique Roadshow 2015 with Family
Gunner Paynter Aquired by me 2015
Lt G Greenway I.W.M. !
Gunner J Ridd Sold USA !
Bdr Delve Nat Army Museum 1985
Gunner Hosegood Sold 2015
Gunner Alfred Ireland WEB info
Cpl G M Dorkins Info ex `Leighway` Newsletter 2001
Gunner R L Dorkins ditto
Bdr W Phillips ditto
Gunner W D Tubbs ditto
Gunner W H Nethercoats ditto
Hope this is of interest
Posted 11 May 2015 - 08:57 AM
This may be of interest.
The Gunners who brought down L15
Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:16 PM
Many thanks for photo, first time seen same, will try to enlarge. We are intending to hold exhib. next year for 100th Anniv. of the action because of the Purfleet connection, we have two of the medals and are hoping to put a nice collectiom of memorabilia together
Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:07 PM
Bernard, if you are unable to the get the quality of picture required when enlarging, PM me e-mail address and I will forward a larger and higher resolution version.
ps The picture is from Vol 6 pg 258 of The Great War The Standard History of The All Europe Conflict edited by H W Wilson. There are other photographs of the captured officers Capt Breithaupt, Ober Lt Kuhne, a leading mechanic unamed and two unamed Warrant officers, also the L15 floating in the sea and on tow, and photo of Lt Brandon RFC
Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:18 PM
Many thanks Eddie
If we don`t succeed I will be in touch.
PS have just found two more names !!!!!1
Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:19 PM
ben I will do as requested
I would remove your email address from your post before you are inundated with spam.
Use the pm message system for this purpose