Memorial plaque and citations to Trimmer Samuel Bodycombe Rees, H.M.S. Calgarian. H.M.S. Calgarian was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of the Royal Navy.She was sunk by U-19 off Rathlin Island Northern Ireland on March 1st 1918.The initial torpedo strike did not sink her and she managed to contain the damage but was struck by a further four torpedoes from the U-Boat despite being surrounded by other ships protecting her.The frame has a small split to top left corner.Framer details to reverse of frame.
9041 Pte A.Weir , 2/ A & S H'GHRS . Served 12 years with the colours including action in the Boer War.Awarded Q.S.A. with clasps Cape Colony and Orange Free State. Discharged in 1916 suffering from Angina and Cardiovascular disease. With photocopied paperwork.
Nice mint pair machine woven, and representing the Oak,Ash and Thorn of 'Puck Of Pook's Hill' from Kipling's story and the area in which the Corp was raised.
Fought in the Normandy Campaign and the Bocage country of Normandy was noted as similar to the Corps badge and they adopted the name 'The Bocage Club'.XII Corp supported the left flank of XXX Corp during Operation Market Garden in September 1944.These examples are Dutch theatre made in the Brabant Weave'