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    Posted 7 years ago

    freiheit
    (1223 items)

    Please don’t ask me why I got this item. Maybe because I felt bad to see it in a second hand store? If it could talk, I am sure it could tell some stories.

    To one person, I guess someone by the name of Connon, it must have been important enough to have the medallion changed into a pendant. Too bad the descendants didn’t cherish it enough to pass on to the next generation.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    Comments

    1. themuse themuse, 7 years ago
      I always end up with these sentimental pieces too. I hate to see them scrapped, they are such a part of someone's history. Glad you were able to rescue it!
    2. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Thanks a lot, themuse. I hope nobody will ever need to get these medallions. My understaning is that these were given to soldiers returing from the war. At least they made it back alive.
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      WWI, from Canada. Archie was only 20 years old when he died. What a shame.I found this in connection with the number 259092. I wonder if this was him and "Archie" was a nickname.

      http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=541430
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Great search, Efe !
      Great too Freiheit to save this poignant memory :-)
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Yes, kyra, I agree! I also would have bought that without hesitation, had one come my way.
    6. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      I think I found the owner of this medallion: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/image.aspx?Image=036045a&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fdata2.archives.ca%2fcef%2fren2%2f036045a.gif&;
      It is hard to read but on the frame of the medallion it says: I M CONNON GODERICH
      I read somewhere that the number on the medallion is the issue number of the medallion and not the soldier's ID.
    7. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Many thanks, Caperkid, vetraio50, mikelv85,and fortapache:)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      ARCHIE came back to life with the find of the archived engagement form!
      Bravo Freiheit!!!
    9. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Thanks a lot for your kind comment, kyratango. I found it after Efesgirl pointed me in the right direction with the link she provided:)
    10. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Many thanks, Moonstonelover21, blunderbuss2,and bladerunner22:)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Thanks a lot, kivatinitz!
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!
    13. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Great work freiheit-- that data base is great when used correctly.

      I have always wondered why there is not a similar National Archives database for our (US) WW1 soldiers. Maybe something that will come with the upcoming 100th Anniversary of US involvement in the War.

      scott
    14. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Many thanks, SEAN68 and scottvez.
      Scottvez, I didn't know that this information was availabe for Canadian soldiers until I came across this medallion. I hope you are correct and this information will be made accessable for US WWI soldiers too.
    15. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      Also many thanks, mikelv85:)

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