These two historical pieces came in for framing recently. They have significant sentimental meaning to the client whose grandfather, Frank, earned them serving in the first World War.
“Lance Sergeant F Davis, DCM - Frank Davis served with the 2nd/5th Glosters. From the citation published in the London Gazette on June 20th 1917: “He led his platoon in the most gallant manner and personally tried to cut a gap in the enemy’s wire. He was severely wounded”. As well as receiving the Distinguished Conduct Medal (the medal on the left hand side below) he was awarded the French Medaille Militaire (medal on the right hand side below).
The French Medaille Militarie Medal was accompanied by a certificate signed 4th April 1917. This has been framed with a grey conservation mount, black charcoal frame and conservation glass to protect against damaging UV rays. The medals had been professional reribboned and mounted in a set prior to coming in so just needed sewing onto backing mount boardboard and framing to match the certificate. Both pieces framed at level 2/conservation standard, fully reversible with no damage to the certificate and medals.
It was a privilege to be asked to frame these, thank you Melvyn.