The September Edition of the OMRS Journal is out now.
Septembers OMRS Journal includes the following articles:
Arthur Robert Boyne, MM - My research to prove the MM was a 1 July 1916 award and if so, how the recipient had won it. Thus began my journey into the life of Arthur Robert Boyne.
Recycled Ottoman medals? - Where these silver medals simply surplus Sultan’s Medals for Egypt 1801, 5th Class, struck in silver recycled and awarded to foreigners?
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Robert Burne, DSO: plenty of original documents, but four ‘missing’ medals - A group comes along that is missing medals but which is loaded with original documents and photographs, making it difficult to resist.
The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood - How it came into being on 1 April 1904 and its history.
A modest reward: the ‘BATTLE OF BRITAIN’ bar and two of ‘The Few’ - Of the 2,946 aircrew recipients of the ‘BATTLE OF BRITAIN’ bar here is the story of two pilots who went on to recieve it.
The process of researching an empire builder in South Africa: Lieutenant Colonel Tremeer - It was an interesting combination of medals with a story behind it worth telling.
Colonial doctor’s colourful career - There were a few minor errors in the 1948 obituary in the British Medical Journal of Cyril Cuff but it was spot-on when it described his career as a colourful one.
Rewards for two selfless deeds: a lifesaving medal and a Titanic deck-chair - On the lookout for hidden stories to uncover I was struck by how young Cunningham was at the time of his award.
An Anglesey rail mystery - The mysterious death of Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets, Leonard Lucas, RN, who died on 25 March 1898 while travelling by train from London to Anglesey has provided a fascinating research project.
An early medal of the Ancient Order of Foresters: John Tucker, Chief Ranger, Court ‘Perseverance’, No 1728 - It was unusual and possibly had research potential – I succumbed but did not know where to start researching such an item.
Harry Coltman, BEM: Foreign Legion soldier and SOE agent - The medal group to Harry Coltman is rare and unusual. Awarded for service in the Second World War it has an interesting story to tell
The Antarctic Club dinner, 1933 - The story of the illustrated menu card of the 1933 dinner of the Antarctic Club given to my grandmother.