ww1 & wwII FAMILY grouping lot Veteran ESTATE insignia pins medal badge US photo

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 17, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Here is your chance to own a huge family grouping that spans pre WW1 through the Second World War. The lot consists of both William H. Maclean and Sgt. Ward A. Maclean. There are photos of both men in uniform. This listing is a true time capsule of American military history. Has not been researched.

Sgt. Ward Maclean was part of the 22nd New York Engineers, Company G. The majority of what all is here are the early medals and paper you see in the photos. The earliest date from the medals I believe is 1912. There is also a Mexican Border Patrol badge that is dated 1916. The 22nd Engineer war games medals are right around WW1 era. Most everything is marked Sterling silver. Most of the newspaper clippings deal with McAllen, Texas and where he was stationed prior to the US entering the First World War, as border patrol. The postcards are addressed to his wife.

William H. Maclean (Army no. 1713511) was of the 304th Field Artillery. Includes his promotion document dated Jan. 10, 1918 from Private to Sgt. Medical Department. Also Included are his Verdun medal with document and his WWI Victory medal with document. It appears that William re-enlisted during World War Two. According to the included promotion document, as of July 1, 1942 he was given the rank of Corporal with the temporary Company B of the 57th Signal Battalion.
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