|L-R 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, 1939-45 War Medal, 1939-45 Australian Service Medal, Efficiency Medal|
Private Henry James Ryan
Grandmother & Grandson
This was the first time Mum had seen them. My Mum is the eldest child, but her Mum and Dad divorced when she was little and her brother and her were left in the care of their paternal Grandmother. Pop went on to marry again and have another 5 kids, and the eldest grandson from the second family has/had the original medals. We actually have one more than Pop was granted, which is interesting. For some reason Pop didn't have the 1939-45 War Medal you can seen another picture of my Pop with his medals on here. Mum also had a step father who served in WWII and we are entitled to have his medals as well. I am keeping them in case #1 Son ends up in the army which is what he wants to do when he finishes his degree in nursing. If he doesn't end up with them then we will have them cast for Flyboy to wear as well.
#1 Son, Grandma & Flyboy
I have some stitching to show you which I will do in another post.
Well that's enough from me