First World War medals bought at a fair.

First World War British War Medal and Victory Medal to:  Paul Heath by theakston-thomas

Via Flickr:First World War British War Medal and Victory Medal to:

26893 Pte P L Heath G Gds

The market seller expected me to believe that this was originally a Mons Trio set because he was selling it with a Mons Trio miniature set. Little did he know that with a couple of minutes research I would find out the detail below.

Medal Index Card confirms his entitlement to a Pair. The MIC does not record his death.

Paul Heath died in France and is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais.

He died 30th March 1918 aged 31yrs.

He was the son of Thomas and Blanche Heath of Southfield, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot. Born at Totnes, Devon. He was a Member of the Bankers’ Institute of England and on the staff of National Provincial Bank, Birmingham.

Photo shows copy of a Certificate produced from the excellent Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Also bought with the above medals were these good quality trios.

First World War 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal trio to:

GS/12184 Pte S B Owen R Fus

Medal Index Card confirms that Sydney B Owen is entitled to the trio and served in the 11th Royal Fusiliers. He entered France 26th July 1915

owen r fus

First World War 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal trio to:

5136 Pte E F Rowe E Surr R

MIC confirms that Edgar F Rowe is entitled to the trio and served in the East Surrey Regiment entering France 27th July 1915 .

rowe east surreys

I did however not buy a trio and LSGC for an AB from HMS Columbine. When I returned for it later it has already been sold. It was being sold with a badly rubbed KSA to a Grenadier.

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