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Got this new item today, as you can see it's a  ww1 death memorial plaque to Thomas Cram from Tillicoultry. i remember picking these up for around a £1 or less in the barras , pity those days are long gone.

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Do the WW2 medals have any connection to this? And how did you mount them?  I am always very apprehensive about pinning or glueing things, some people have even holed the death plaques earlier. The place named above is in the Arras sector.

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The ww2 medals have  no connection,  I just dont have another case for them yet, will wait till l have more stars before buying another, the items are only laying in the case as its laying flat. Yea I have sen the plaques  with hols in, seen o ne with a hanging chain when searching  for one, I am also going to get the  princess Mary  Christmas tin to put in the case.

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There are still a few collectibles around of Christmas themes, even if not the time of year. I got my Queen Mary Christmas Box about 20 years ago in a market in Hamburg - the other is a cigar case, a present to the 5. Army at Verdun from Crown Prince Wilhelm, Christmas 1916., the portrait has a slight chip to the corner.
Another interesting souvenir, a Christmas Card and at the same time a menu and evening programm for the Deutscher Offizier Club in London pre-WW1.

 

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Nice set buster, is the back of the plaque stamped WA or blank ?

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I can make out a W , but not the A.

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Yes that's the Royal Arsenal Woolwich mark, below is a better image.

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Here's a copy of his medal index card.

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Thank for doing that Leon, I will print a copy off to keep with it

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