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  1. Many thanks Edmund This is really is really helpful. I was keen to note that Gaunt used the J R Gaunt London mark to 1899. That would fit nicely with what I had hoped for a badge with QV portrait. HAS anyone seen one of these badges before please???
  2. Help please! I am keen to identify the Group that issued this badge? Has anyone ever seen one before?? Are they rare? I bought it because I thought it might be the Crimean and Indian Mutiny Veterans Group for which I have a separate topic running under Sheffield Veterans Guild. If any one can help me identify the badge or has any pointers for further research I would be most grateful Thank you Andrew
  3. Have you seen one of these before? I bought it because I thought it might have something to do with the Crimean & Indian Mutiny Veterans but I need help please to confirm. The QV image is around about the time the association was active (late Victorian/old queen head 1893-1901). I have included an image of the reverse. It looks like a more recent production but why have other than a reigning monarch image? There is nothing else on the back except the manufacturers name. Any help gratefully received
  4. Thanks for replying Richard You have identified where I bought it from Regards Andrew
  5. Sheffield and Hallamshire Veterans Guild I am researching the above Guild that I believe was set up in Sheffield in 1892 by Public Subscription. Sometimes known as the Indian Mutiny and Crimean Veterans Association it lasted I think till the early 1920s when the last of the Veterans passed away. Round about the 1890s there was a public outcry at the way the old Mutiny and Crimean Soldiers were treated. Many had taken to begging on the streets and there were calls in Parliament for pensions to be raised. In Sheffield following various public meetings I believe the above Guild was set up by Sir John Bingham and public subscription was set up to raise funds to supplement their annual pensions. They had an Annual Dinner and round about November each year they marched to Ranmoor Church for their Annual Service. At one time they had about 130 Pensioners receiving support from the Guild and by the time of the 1901 Dinner the numbers had dropped to 53. By the time of Private Peter Melville’s Funeral in June 1916 it was reported that just 14 were left. I have managed to acquire one of the insignia for the Guild and I enclose details. These apparently were worn with a sash. I enclose a picture of Melville with his sash and medals. The President was Lt Col J E Bingham (later Sir J E Bingham, Bart), R Colver , treasurer and C Partington Secretary I would like to hear from any members of the forum who have any details of this group and in particular if any photos still exist . Any information will be gratefully received. I am intending to research this group and naturally I did not want to go over old ground. Below is a picture of Melville wearing this Insignia Yours sincerely Andrew Grantham Private Peter Melville.doc
  6. I noted with interest the photos of the tablets in the City Hall for those Sheffielders who volunteered to serve in the Boer War. Many Towns issued their own privately produced medals. Others gave their volunteers Illuminated scrolls or inscribed pocket watches etc. Apart from having their names on the tablet in the Town Hall were the Sheffield volunteers given any other token of their city's appreciation. i would be very grateful if anyone can tell me anything on this subject please Many thanks Andrew Grantham
  7. I noted with interest the photos of the tablets in the City Hall those Sheffielders who volunteered to serve in the Boer War. Many Towns issued their own privately produced medals. Others gave their volunteers Illuminated scrolls or inscribed pocket watches etc. Apart from a their names on the tablet in the Town Hall were the Sheffield volunteers given any other token of their city's appreciation. i would be very grateful if anyone can tell me anything on this subject please Many thanks Andrew Grantham
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