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Medal News: An Unknown Hero

Latest Medal News Issue:
An Unknown Hero
Issue #426 / November, 2015

In this issue:

  • Prelude to Maiwand
    Action at Girishk July 14, 1880
  • Ludlow’s connection with Adelaide
    Boer War Memorial created in the old world for the new
  • The unknown hero
    The story of Harry Wood, VC
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Medal News Headlines

Yate? We'll be thereMon, 23 November 2015
Our "local" show is one we always try to attend and the one this Sunday (November 29) is no exception!
Mark Carter's fairs are always well attended by both dealers and collectors alike and are always a pleasure to go to - as always it's being held in the Yate Leisure...
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An Unknown HeroWed, 28 October 2015
All the fun of the fair

Many of you will have recently attended the Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) Annual Convention in London at the end of September — but did you know that that is the last convention the OMRS are holding in the Capital, at least for the foreseeable future?...
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Awards to a Polar legendMon, 5 October 2015
Split ends

THE proposed sale of renowned Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s medals at Christie’s this coming month (October 8—see News and Views page 6) has got the medal world in something of a spin. The medals that Shackleton was entitled to would make an impressive display were...
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Battling EbolaMon, 21 September 2015
Put up or shut up

THE recent 70th anniversary of VJ day celebrations, televised for all to see, reminded us once again how frail and few in number the remaining veterans of World War II actually are and we all know that come the 75th anniversary there will barely be a handful of them, or...
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Awards for a HeroineTues, 4 August 2015
All change?

AS we go to press with this issue of MEDAL NEWS (late July) so we are also working on the Medal Yearbook 2016 ready for launch at the OMRS Convention on September 27 in London. After much deliberation it is likely that this will be the last Medal Yearbook in its current form...
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