March Journal Contents

Cover of the March edition of the OMRS Journal

March’s OMRS Journal includes the following articles:

The ‘Third World War Medal Project’ of the Hungarian People’s Republic - an insight into the new decorations instituted after the Communist takeover post 1945.

The evolution of a George Medal group - The history behind the very desirable group belonging to Lieutenant Campbell O’Connor Kelly, OBE, GM, MC, MM, late RGA .

A ‘self-awarded’ New Zealand Medal to Sergeant Charles Addington, 50th (The Queen’s Own) Regiment - An undated engraved New Zealand Medal that I knew to be fraudulent.

Salvation Army orders and medals - An interesting article based on 30 years of collecting and researching.

Sackville Thompson: his chance of glory - The history behind Mate Sackville Thompson’s South Africa Medal 1834-53.

The medal behind the man - How the digital image of a 90-year old photograph ended unexpectedly with a medal.

Gunga Din and the 93rd’s drummer boy: an Indian Mutiny Medal with an American twist? - Did Drummer Ross’s actions at Lucknow lead to the creation of the fictionalised Gunga Din?

Tigris River war veteran became a much-loved sea cadet officer - Within a couple of years of buying these medals I was able to piece together much of his story and what a story it was.

‘Black Douglas’ - The Africa General Service Medal awarded to District Commissioner H.M. Douglas, an interesting and controversial subject for research.

A Khedive’s Star 1882 named to a member of the 19th Hussars - The moral is: all things come to he who waits!

Memorial Plaque name provenance - Reuniting medals and memorial plaques with broken groups.

A Royal Marine’s personal account of the march on Benin City, 1897 - A first hand account of the march on Benin City giving an insight into the day-to-day life on the expedition.