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Friday 19th November 2021

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First World War 1914-1918 British War Medal (F.21103 R.O. WILDE. A.C.1 R.N.A.S.), held in original cardboard issue box, records show Robert Osmand Wilde, born 1892 in Bradfield, Berkshire, a mechanic by trade, entitled to the BWM, he enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1916 for Hostilities Only with the rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class serving until 31st March 1918 when he was reengaged with the newly formed R.A.F. with the rank of Aircraftman 1st Class, inside the box with the medal is a typed letter 'My Dear Mother, I wish you a very happy birth-day, and I am very sorry I did not write to you before. I am also very sorry that I did not buy you a birth-day present but I will try to be a good boy. I will buy you a present for Christ-mas, Yours sincerely, Dallas Wilde, Your loving son'



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