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4STARCHRIS

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The British DSO George VI 1938-1948 .

1914-1915 Star, WWI

British War Medal, WWI

WWI Victory Medal

1939-1945 Star-Air Crew Germany Bar, WWII

Atlantic Star 1939-1945, WWII

Pacific Star 1941-1945, WWII

Defense Medal 1945, WWII

War Medal 1939-1945

King George V Silver Jubilee Medal

USA- Navy Cross, 1945

Only 19 WWII USA Navy Crosses were awarded. Only 3 to Australians. Only John Malet Armstrong also awarded a DSO.

The closet I was able to ID this set was John Malet Armstrong.

These are all original medals to the mount and the way I received them.

4starchris

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Javelin4life

Original Spink made miniature bar attributed to Brigadier General Edward Earnshaw Eden Cass, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, mounted as worn and as i originally acquired them. 

 

Brigadier Cass earned his DSO and MC in April 1917.  After being wounded, he returned to his unit and helped with the recapture of the town of Herleville and advancing towards the Hindenburg line.
 

During WWII, Brig. Cass earned a bar to his DSO for personally leading a bayonet charge during the battle of Kvam in April 1940.  During DDay, he took command of the 8th (assault) Brigade and personally lead the first wave charge on Sword Beach.  For his actions, Brig. Casswas personally awarded the Silvef Star by General Omar Bradley. 

 
 

Awards from left to right: 

 

Commander Military Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order (gold) with 1st Bar, Military Cross,1914-18 War Medal, WWI Victory Medal with Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) leaf, 39-45 Star, Africa Star with bar, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defense Medal, 39-45 War medal with MID, General Service Medal with Palestine bar, American Silver Star.  Note that gap was for his 1936 shooting award medal, which was not mounted for reasons unknown. 

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Linedoggie
On 5/5/2008 at 11:55 PM, market garden said:

I see posted here two nice miniture medal groups. Guys post yours.

 

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Javelin4life
1 hour ago, 4STARCHRIS said:

Very nice Silver star mini set. Like the DSO and MBE as well.

4starchris

Thank you!  I have another similar caliber bar I’ll be posting in its own thread.  
 

Your RN miniature bar is beautiful.  It looks as though was made by Goldsmith and Silversmiths, based on the designs of the planchets, ribbon drape length and suspension fasteners. 

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4STARCHRIS

Thank you that is great information. Let me know when you post your other bar.

4starchris

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3 hours ago, 4STARCHRIS said:

Sorry for the delay in reply.

 

The British DSO George VI 1938-1948 .

1914-1915 Star, WWI

British War Medal, WWI

WWI Victory Medal

1939-1945 Star-Air Crew Germany Bar, WWII

Atlantic Star 1939-1945, WWII

Pacific Star 1941-1945, WWII

Defense Medal 1945, WWII

War Medal 1939-1945

King George V Silver Jubilee Medal

USA- Navy Cross, 1945

Only 19 WWII USA Navy Crosses were awarded. Only 3 to Australians. Only John Malet Armstrong also awarded a DSO.

The closet I was able to ID this set was John Malet Armstrong.

These are all original medals to the mount and the way I received them.

4starchris

 

 

 

I might be a bit confused, but I'm trying to understand what makes this an Australian bar. Can you enlighten me?

 

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2 hours ago, Linedoggie said:

 

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4STARCHRIS

Dave,

I do not think/know it is an Australian bar. I just think John Malet Armstrong, an Australian was the closet person I could find. Home of heroes listed 29 brits in WWI as Navy Cross recipients and none of them matched or had WWI DSO's. I am still trying to confirm for sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

4starchris

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38 minutes ago, 4STARCHRIS said:

Dave,

I do not think/know it is an Australian bar. I just think John Malet Armstrong, an Australian was the closet person I could find. Home of heroes listed 29 brits in WWI as Navy Cross recipients and none of them matched or had WWI DSO's. I am still trying to confirm for sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

4starchris

 

Chris:

No worries. I cheated and read his bio. He would not have been entitled to the 1914 Star, or the Star with bar. Also, he was also not entitled to the Atlantic Star with France and Germany clasp...so I think it's not his bar. Back to the research drawing board. :(

Dave

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4STARCHRIS
10 minutes ago, Dave said:

 

Chris:

No worries. I cheated and read his bio. He would not have been entitled to the 1914 Star, or the Star with bar. Also, he was also not entitled to the Atlantic Star with France and Germany clasp...so I think it's not his bar. Back to the research drawing board. :(

Dave

Thank you for the test though. Thanks for looking

4starchris

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It is interesting to research these sometimes.  

 

Many years ago I picked up a very impressive 4-5 row min bar set from a friend of the family of a colonel I believe.   Upon my cursory research, I could not confirm several of the medals on the bar and concluded that the seller was confused as to the original owner. 

 

After several more months of reading about his history, I was eventually able to confirm each and every award ... his complete record was nowhere to be found online at the time (many years ago).    Glad I didn't give up.... lol.

 

Today you could confirm in 30 seconds.  Times have changed for the better in that respect.

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8 hours ago, 4STARCHRIS said:

Sorry for the delay in reply.

navy cross minis-uk frt.-all.JPG

The British DSO George VI 1938-1948 .

1914-1915 Star, WWI

British War Medal, WWI

WWI Victory Medal

1939-1945 Star-Air Crew Germany Bar, WWII

Atlantic Star 1939-1945, WWII

Pacific Star 1941-1945, WWII

Defense Medal 1945, WWII

War Medal 1939-1945

King George V Silver Jubilee Medal

USA- Navy Cross, 1945

Only 19 WWII USA Navy Crosses were awarded. Only 3 to Australians. Only John Malet Armstrong also awarded a DSO.

The closet I was able to ID this set was John Malet Armstrong.

These are all original medals to the mount and the way I received them.

4starchris

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I think that 4 or 5 Royal Navy Officers received the Navy Cross following the 1937 Panay incident.

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