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Author Topic: Eton College badge found near Andover yesterday.  (Read 736 times)
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« on: September 28, 2018, 03:46:38 PM »

This very nice and interesting badge relating to Eton College was found by me yesterday in
a field near Andover...it dates to first World War era and really nice condition just has one reverse lug and a crown missing....PaulB.


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 05:30:19 PM »

Well found Paul... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 05:56:30 PM »

Not many of them around Paul ! Nice find.
Would it have a name on it ?
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 07:06:42 PM »

No Val no name but i believe that Eton College raised a group to go fight in WW1
This would have been a badge issued to a member of that group.
I have contacted Eton College, they have a small Eton museum on site and have promised to
send me more information....Paul.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 09:24:53 PM »

Ah Paul, shades of ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’. Lovely film but sad.

Shame you’ll never know who owned it but maybe the area it was found may give a clue. Eaton are sure to have name and address for members of the group. Even might have record of any survivors.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 08:11:12 AM »

Cracking find 👨‍🎓
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