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    WWI Family Medal Group

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:19 pm

    Not sure if I posted this here yet...a small group from Nursing Sister J.F. Reynolds including a WWI medal pair, Womens Auxiliary pin, and belt buckle. I acquired them from a local family here in Alberta.




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    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 pm

    I also got five other medals named to the Mills brothers in this same grouping. With a little help from some researchers I found out that Leslie Mills married J.F. Reynolds after the war:

    Jessie Fraser Reynolds* (32), Nurse, married Leslie Steadman Mills** (33), Farmer, on 27 February 1924.

    * Born in Algoma Mills on 6 Mar 1891. Daughter of Stanley Wilberforce Reynolds and Jessie Campbell nee Fraser.

    ** Born in Renfrew, Ontario, on 19 Oct 1890. Name registered as Lewis Steadman Mills. Son of William Mills and Margaret nee McTavish.











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    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:28 pm

    William Ward Mills: Photo supplied by great grandson




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    Re: WWI Family Medal Group

    Post by pylon1357 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:03 am

    I love these family groupings. I havr yet to add a Nursing Sisters pair to my collection.

    Seems a shame the family parted with these groups. I assume you got the photo of William, as a hard copy photo?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:34 pm

    It is, yes. I just trimmed it up when I scanned it.

    The family member I got it from is old, and he wanted them to be preserved. He did not want to give to a museum since one in Ontario already lost Jessie Reynolds nursing uniform back in the 70's. He said his family showed no interest in them. I'm glad to have them.


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    Post by pylon1357 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:28 pm

    This is a grand family grouping. Glad to hear the gentleman had the foresight to know the lack of family interest and the pitfalls of some museums. I am biased afterall, but I do believe his choice if allowing a collector to care for them was a wise move.


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    Post by Jonhno on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:42 pm

    well done with that group, what does CSR on the buckle mean please?
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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:33 pm

    Jonhno wrote:well done with that group, what does CSR on the buckle mean please?  

    I wish I knew


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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:00 pm

    I was going through Leslie Mills digitized files and came across this little gem....looks like I have a very important piece missing from the group. The past owner says he remembers stories about another medal, but never saw it in his lifetime. It is out there somewhere.



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    Re: WWI Family Medal Group

    Post by barriefield-brian on Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:16 pm

    Very nice grouping. Too bad the MM is missing. Cheers Brian
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    Re: WWI Family Medal Group

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:54 pm

    I was going to get these mounted as a group...now it looks like i'll have to put a fake MM in the display. At least the fakes these days look fake.


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    ww1 family medal group

    Post by Chuck Biscuits on Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:23 pm

    The CSR on the buckle stands for Combat Stress Reaction..thats a choice grouping you've found by the way..rare to find a group like that..ive got brother combos and father/son combos but nothing like that..that M.M may turn up,you never know...stranger things have happened

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