Grand Dads English metal 1914-1915 L.S.R.N.

Deepdiger60

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Since iam still hip deep in snow i thought i would look into some old tin boxes handed down to me from family of those long passed as i was looking i found a brass or bronze metal that was my grandfathers my dads side ,his name was Perseus Archibaldo Trestrail I from Cornwall England the White Cliffs of Dover , he was a old sea pirate as far back as i came remember i think i was 4 when i first remember seeing him in his Brooklyn house he moved here in NY back in the 1920,s after my dad was born in England , my grandfather had some really tall tales !! about his adventures in the South Pacific Islands back in the early 1900,s :-X lol, it was told to me that when he was 14 years old he stowed away on a English Merchant Ship to sail the ocean and there he stayed until it was legal for him to join the Royal Navy he was a real guy he had tattoos of anchors mermaids and grass skirted girls on his arms and chest :laughing7: every morning for breakfast he would have a hard boiled egg in his egg stand and crack it open with a silver spoon and a salt shaker and wash it down with a cold can of beer no lie !! . When he passed away at 89 when i was in Vietnam he still had a full head of pure white hair i miss the old sea devil :( It amazing what finding in a old tin box can do to bring back memories i took a photo of his metal enjoy
HH Jim
 

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Leon

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Awesome looking medal and an interesting story...
I've always loved to sit down and listen to the older folks. Have learned a lot in my life by doing so,,, Regretfully, I don't have many left to listen to these days... Thought about going to a few of the nursing homes a few times and never have. Hopefully some day...
Thanks for sharing...
 

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Cool deepdiger60! Leon our family mostly kept records by an oral tradition, and luckily I did pay attention, but, I should have wrote that down!! Because now I'm older, and the younger ones have questions, and I really do want to get it right. And another thing, we should all be just exactly like our Grandpa's to our Grandkids. (insomuch as the law allows, of course)
 

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Great story, thanks for sharing.

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EdleBrock said:
Hi Deepdiger, great medal. Just in case you're not aware, it's called a 1914-15 Star. You can find details about it all over the web but here's one short cut.

http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/ww1_1914_15_star.htm

Great story about your grandfather.

regards,

Jim
Thanks Jim for that history on that medal i remember now years ago seeing ribbon like that on the lope on top it must of long fell apart .HH Jim
 

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