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WW1 Baghdad 1917 Ring

WW1 Baghdad 1917 Ring

Posted: 2 Feb 2013 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi
I recently found a ring in my Grandmothers spare room. I am not sure what metal it is, but I believe it to be brass or something similar.

It is engraved with 'Baghdad 1917' with the symbol of the Ottoman Empire Flag above it.

In the box it reads

'W W Kemp & Co
Goldsmiths and Silversmiths
44, Stokes Croft
Bristol'

I have searched for this jewellers but have had no luck finding anything from them. I assume the ring was given to soldiers in WW1 following an offensive in Iraq (or the past equivalent).

Anything I can be told would be fantastic.

Thanks

Josh

Re: WW1 Baghdad 1917 Ring

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 1:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Go to this link: http://www.francisfrith.com/bristol/memories/bristol-high-st...

use your keyword find: Kemp, and it will highlight what you are looking for.
Otherwise, scroll almost to the bottom, you will find your source there.

Do you have a name that might belong to the ring?

Re: WW1 Baghdad 1917 Ring

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi
I've checked out the website, but I knew most of it already, although the Cary Grant thing was interesting.
I don't have a first name, but it must belong to one of my Grandfather's siblings, who were all Byrt.
Thanks
Josh

Re: WW1 Baghdad 1917 Ring

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can do a name look up for heroes of WWI. Some received medals, some did not, but were named for t heir heroism.
Name?

Re: WW1 Baghdad 1917 Ring

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi
Like I said, it could be any one of them, it may not even be limited to the men.
Here are the siblings:
Annie Byrt
Arthur W Byrt
Frederick G Byrt
Hilda Byrt
Edith R Byrt
Leonard Byrt
Douglas R Byrt
I know that Arthur, Frederick and Douglas all died in the war. I also know Edith was a nurse.
Thanks
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