December Journal Contents

December's OMRS Journal includes the following articles:

The ‘fantasy’ clasps found on the Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 - An insight into the "fantasy" clasps and their history

Scarce awards: Afghanistan Medal 1878-80 with clasp ‘KANDAHAR’ to the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment - the last campaign the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) were involved in before they became the 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment

Frederick P. Wensley: ‘The greatest detective ...’ - tracking down the recipients of unnamed miniature medals to the police

George Bell with Lady Luck through the First World War: the late award of a Canadian Memorial Cross - the research of a Canadian Memorial Cross which was issued in 1963!!

Queen’s Commendations for Brave Conduct to the Queensland Police Force - a brief history of the award and its recipients

Naval surgeon’s promising career ended in disgrace - the truth behind a promising career that fell to pieces

Conduct ‘unbecoming’: Lieutenant William Kerr McClintock, The Rifle Brigade - court martialled and dismissed from the army was only the start of the story...

William Brasier Hall: a ‘most reliable officer’ in the Persian Gulf -  the story behind Yorkshireman Engineer Commander William Hall

The medallic coat of arms of Sir J. Carncross, KCB - the story behind how a medal ended up on a coat of arms

Trained under sail, ex-P&O officer had key wartime job at Port Said - a well travelled individual and his story

William Arthur Leigh Tucker: adventurer, entrepreneur  and sometime lieutenant, Umtali Burghers - a fascinating tale of a colourful individual