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Arthur B Clifford with his WW1 war service medals, WW2 ARP badge, Mines Rescue instructor badge and NCB award.

Arthur B Clifford with his medals

Phil wrote: "I have very recently come into possession of a set of medals awarded to Arthur Bernard Clifford ... Sadly, one of his medals is still missing – the ‘Staffordshire Knot’ medal given by the North Staffordshire Colliery Owners Association reflecting Arthurs involvement in 5 ‘disaster’ recoveries pre-WW1 and before he took on the role of Superintendent of the Cinderford Mines Rescue Team in 1920".

Top right are Arthur's NCB long service badge along with his ARP and Civil Defence instructors badges from WW2. The Civil defence badge depicts ‘LA GC’ meaning Local Anti-Gas Course as Arthur was an expert in breathing apparatus and turned his skills to training locals in responding to potential gas attacks during the war.

The lower medals, L to R, are Meritorious Service Medal (for his work in establishing mines rescue training schools at the Western Front 1915-17), 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal.

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