WW1 Silver Hallmarked Masonic Million Memorial Fund Jewel & Research
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For sale is a WW1 Silver Hallmarked Masonic Million Memorial Fund Jewel & Research Brass Shell Finisher.This WW1 Silver Hallmarked Masonic Million Memorial Fund Jewel is engraved on the back “Bro H J Brydges, No3122.” No3122 refers to the lodge which in this case is Adam’s lodge. This medal comes with half of its original box and Masonic million memorial fund certificate. Henry James Brydges was born in 1880 in St Pancras. During the World War One he lived in Chelsea at 8 smith street. His trade was a brass finisher and during World War One his service was finishing brass shell cases for an ordnance factory. He joined Adam’s lodge in 1926, in which he was entitled to this Masonic medal due to his work during World War One. After the war he moved to Surrey with his wife and he worked for Barclays Bank. Sadly on the 15th September 1958 at the county hospital redhill Surrey he passed away. The description for this Masonic jewel is as follows: “The Jewel, designed by Bro. CYRIL SAUNDERS SPACKMAN, R.B.A., R.M.S.. is in a form symbolizing Sacrifice, with a per- fect square at the four ends, on the left and right squares being the dates 1914-1918, the vears in which the supreme sacrifice was made. Between these is a winged figure of Peace presenting the representation of a Temple, with special Masonic allusion in Pillars, Porch and Steps. The Medal is suspended by the Square and Compasses, attached to a riband, the whole thus symbol izing the Craft's gift of a new Temple in memory of those Brethren who gave all for King and Country, Peace with Victory Liberty with Brotherhood.” This is silver hallmarked for Birmingham 1926 by the silversmith J R Gaunt & Son. Accompanying this medal is 3 scans of their records. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. There is still plenty of research to be done on this medal! This will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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