Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by brettarider, Nov 1, 2006.
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A missing VC from WW1 has been found in a house clearance....story here
Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial.
KIA south of Loos, 1st July 1916. Not part of the Somme offensive though.
Talk about Cash in the Attic. Hopefully the relevant regimental museum will get it.
Been checking all day, all I found was Jaffa Cakes and Hob Nobs.......oh well.
Naval and military Press do a reprint of an excellent book "Somme Harvest" by Giles Eyre, who was in Mariner VC's section. The book covers Eyre's few months on the Western Front until he is taken prisoner during the Somme offensive. There is a very moving and shocking part covering Mariners death, in which Eyre is covered in Mariners matter as he is blown to pieces.
I hope the family have a real appreciation of what this medal means, not just wringing their hands in glee after trying to flog it at a car boot sale.
Thats a Lancastrian for you, that nails and hard and brave he kept his VC in a biscuit barrel in the loft....
Good find! Hopefully the medal will go to a regimental museum,not stuck on some walts wall!!! (or worse still,it's chest!)
Yes, they're selling already (though that is their perogative).
No, not a boot sale (though don't you just wish... );
Hopefully Lord Thingumbybobs VC trust will keep it in the country.
Don't think you should be able to sell a VC, Grandad was Bona Fide Hero and they get to live mortgage free and have a nice holiday and a car. There should be a 100% tax on selling medals except by the recipient themselvs, but as we know the real heros wouldn't dream of selling them, they keep thim in buiscuit tins. When he looked at the medal he saw lost comrades and no doubt felt guilty, his off spring only see Â£ signs. End Of
Agreed! If the money grabbing relatives need cash that bad,then sell a kidney,a sprog or even the wife! But not a VC!!!
Should not be sold. Should be cherished, not impressed at all.
And for those who have Â£80,000 lying around,
or just for those who'd like to see it, and read the citation, here is the auction page:
........and like true Lancastrians, his family are just about to flog it.
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