WWI Memorial Plaque or Dead Man`s Penny Labh Singh, a photo by theakston-thomas on Flickr.
This is the centrepiece of a recent buying skirmish. Labh Singh is definitely worth more research. Here we have the WWI Memorial Plaque or Dead Man`s Penny named to Labh Singh.
The excellent Commonwealth War Graves Commission Site records only one L Singh. He served as 219222 Private L Singh. 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry who died 24th October 1918. He is buried at Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt.
We also picked up the following medals for World War One soldiers.
8631 Pte T W Jacobs Bedf R
Medal Index Card confirms that Thomas W Jacobs also served as Private 40377 in the South Wales Borderers. This pair is his full entitlement.
First World War British War Medal to: McKenna
36449 Pte J McKenna E York R
First World War Victory Medal to Moon
129664 Pte E E Moon M G C
Medal Index Card confirms that Edward E Moon served in the Machine Gun Corps and is entitled to a BWM and Victory Medal pair.
First World War British War Medal and Victory Medal to: Piggott
44970 Pte R Piggott Manch R
Medal Index Card confirms that Reginald Piggott served in the Manchester Regiment and this pair is his full entitlement. Comes with ribbon bar as well.
First World War British War Medal and Victory Medal to: Vincent
3/7515 Pte G Vincent Som L I
Medal Index Card confirms that George Vincent served in the Somerset Light Infantry. He entered France 17th December 1914. Class Z 14th February 1919. He is entitled to a Trio with 1915 Star.
First World War British War Medal to: Whitehead
200807 Pte R V Whitehead Som L I
Medal Index Confirms confirms that Reginald Whitehead served also as 2615 Somerset Light Infantry and as 574133 Royal Engineers. He is entitled to a BWM and Victory Medal Pair
Also soon to arrive are the following medals’
India General Service Medal with a Relief of Chitral 1895 clasp to
1112 Bhishty Jiwan Jeypore I.S.T. Corps
Bronze issue, one clasp,
Jeypore Imperial Service Transport Corps.
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 named to
9500 Sapr. A. Reynolds. Tel: Bn: R.E
Four clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.
Medal rolls confirm entitlement and that he served in the Telegraph Battalion, Royal Engineers and is entitled to the clasps listed. Once more there is a lot to research about the work of the Telegraph Battalion.
All these medals and may more can be found at http://www.medals4heroes.co.uk
We are very interested in buying collections or single items. We will also be pleased to act as agents and sell your items through the website where your lots will be marketed similarly to all our own inventory.