Thursday, 20 June 2013
A few years ago Mum had hers and my Grandfather's war medals framed. After her death my brother sent these to me. Mum had previously, many years ago, given me my father's medals for my eldest son to keep and I was going to pass these on to him too. I decided I would like to hang them on my wall instead and he can have them after I have gone. They were rather difficult to photograph because of the reflection in the glass but they are so nicely framed that I didn't want to take them out.
My grandfather, William H Tirrell, Was a sapper in the Royal Engineers and was stationed in France during World War 1.
Mum was in the ATS and a corporal in World War 11.
Below is a close up of granddad's medals which is a bit clearer.
At Christmas in 1914 all serving soldiers were sent a Christmas gift bought with money from a fund set up Princess Mary, 17 year old daughter of King George and Queen Mary. This was a brass cigarette box and the one below belonged to my grandfather.