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WWI Victory Medal - 6 clasps

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#1 kristoffer

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:21 AM


Just wanted to show this Victory Medal that I just got.
I don't know to whom it belonged to but it's nice one I think.
6 clasps with the Somme Deffensive and Lys clasp.
Might have belonged to someone in the Motor Transport Company.

What do you guys think?

Regards Kristoffer

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#2 swabbie

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:50 PM

The general answer is that an MT driver is the likely recipient.  It's also possible that he was at one time in the 16th Engineers who rated both the Somme Defensive and the Lys clasps.  Also, at least for the Somme Defensive, the 16th was attached to the 3rd Division.  The 3rd rated the clasps on your medal.  Someone who was in all the engagements awarded clasps in the 3rd would have also rated Montidier-Noyon and Champagne-Marne clasps.  It's up to you to research the dates to see how well the dates match up.

Congrats on a fine medal!

#3 Teamski

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:39 AM

Very nice!


#4 czardom

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:36 AM

Very nice and interesting item.  The top two clasps are what really gives the piece class.

#5 mars&thunder

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:27 AM

I wouldn't spend too much time trying to chase down a motor transport connection. The LYS clasp does not support any MTC organization that earned the SOMME DEFENSIVE clasp. You'd have to construct a tortured history of transfers between units to get from Motor Transport service in the SOMME DEFENSIVE to other service that supports the other clasps. Not impossible, but highly unlikely. I'd look into the other suggestions that people have made.

#6 swag

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 05:39 PM

Nice medal with a great combination of clasps. Keep us posted if come across any new research.

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