Silver War Badge! REUNITED.

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Rather than going where I would most likely make a few reasonable finds I decided instead to have a wander on some well searched fields just out of curiosity to see if anything else would show up. A few bits and bobs did but nothing much. Light was starting to fade so my only chance to save the day was to walk across the silver field on my way out. My very first target there sounded deep with jumpy high numbers so had good potential and after the first clod was out it turned into a screaming solid 36 on the Nox, so pure that I was confident that it was going to be a big silver. Not a coin but a WWI Silver War Badge at 11" deep. Given for honourable discharge due to wounds.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge
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Quite a few military badges and buttons have come from this field but this is the first that can be associated to an individual, so may help to figure out the past military presence on here? I'm guessing that British and Allied troops camped on here for some reason. Perhaps this guy who was honourably discharged due to wounds came to visit them and lost this badge?
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That's a fascinating find...Are you going to try to trace any relatives?
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That's a rather nice find - well done.
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Pete E wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:28 pm That's a fascinating find...Are you going to try to trace any relatives?
I don't have access to the necessary records but other's might?
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Easylife wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:35 pm I don't have access to the necessary records but other's might?
You might get lucky...I have never done any geneology myself, but I know others here have....
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If only if there was someone on here that has the expertise needed to trace this person :thumbsup: :D

Lovely find :thumbsup:
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Yes, if only some individual had the means to trace people within single a day....🤪
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Emily wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:43 pm Yes, if only some individual had the means to trace people within single a day....🤪
If he logs on before tea, and pulls his finger out, this case could be done and dusted before bedtime :thumbsup:
I love these 'adventures' and can't wait for to follow the story
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shaggybfc wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:48 pm If he logs on before tea, and pulls his finger out, this case could be done and dusted before bedtime :thumbsup:
I love these 'adventures' and can't wait for to follow the story
I’ll get the popcorn!! 😂
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Not seen one of these before.
Also interesting that they were individually stamped with the Service number.
Interesting to see if more is added to the story of your find.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Oh wow - nice find. I’ll see if I can find some expert to help ;)
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It's shame we can't think of anyone who has a great interest in WWI? :Thinking: :wink:
I'd likely crack it myself if I had Ancestery access to get started on the right track.
Service record, home address.....
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Oh, blimey - it's going to be one of them edge-of-the-seat detective jobbies, innit? I just love these :thumbsup:

I would lay in some popcorn, but I prefer a couple of cases of gin, to be honest.
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figgis wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:10 pm Oh, blimey - it's going to be one of them edge-of-the-seat detective jobbies, innit? I just love these :thumbsup:

I would lay in some popcorn, but I prefer a couple of cases of gin, to be honest.
I already said that I’d get the popcorn. You bring the gin. 😂
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Military badges found so far on here in an area of about 2 acres where this badge was also found have been from : -
King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces.
Lincolnshire.
London Scottish Glengarry.
Notts & Derby.
Royal Engineers.
28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.
76th Regiment of foot.
Sherwood Foresters.
Buffs.
Army Pay Corps.
8th Territorial Battalion.
On War Service.
Lots of General service buttons also others including New Zealand Forces, Egypt Campaign, and Tank Corps.
So quite a variety, but just what to make of it? :Thinking:
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