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The Saviours of the Liberty of the World 1919
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US commemorative plaque (bronze - 45mm ) designed by Rene Robert Outhwaite.

Question: who knows the history behind this bronze medallion?


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Dutch mobilisation remembrance pin
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Silver - 27mm .

OBVERSE: TER HERINNERING AAN DE MOBILISATIE 1914 (in remembrance of the mobilisation 1914).

Question: who knows the history behind this pin?


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George Veitch
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Private George Veitch, whose parents used to live in Birkenhead, according to the writing on one of the picture covers, joined the 1st./10th. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) and died on 16th. April 1915 (info via the CWGC).

Question: like to find out more about the George Veitch and his regiment.


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William Rice:
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William Rice served apparently in the 327th. Fire and Guard, and used to live in Newport (Perry Co.) for many years

Question: like to find out more about Mr. William Rice and his unit.


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Yvonne Vieslet:
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Belgian commemorative plaque (bronze - 65mm ) designed by J. Lorrain.

Yvonne Vieslet appears to have been shot dead in 1918 at the age of ten by a German soldier whilst she was trying to pass on food to a Prisoner of War.

Question: like to know the full story of this incident.


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G. Spears (or perhaps G.S.P. Ears):
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American engraved model 1910 mess tin. G. Spears (or perhaps G.S.P. Ears) of 37 Division AEF (American Expeditionary Force) 148 inf(antry)

Question: details of the previous owner most welcome.


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1914 # 1915: (Small German coffee cup with picture)
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Question: made to commemorate the death of the depicted Officer (a somewhat morbid version of a so-called "Sterbebild")?


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Le Vtement du Prisonnier de Guerre
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French plaque (bronze - size 41x88 mm) designed by Max Blondat

This commemorative plaque was awarded to people who helped with POW clothing.

Question: who knows the full history behind this French award?


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