|Bert's medals - not in the sequence they were worn.|
When they were issued in 1920, he collected the engraved medals to which he was entitled - Pip, Squeek and Wilfred - the 1914-15 star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal .
He kept, throughout his life, a battered tin on War souvenirs - his medals in a calico bag, his Royal Fusiliers insignia, and insignia he had acquired from other soldiers - the Buffs, South Lancashire, Middlesex Regiment, Australian and Canadian - his postcards and the Balkan News.
Somewhere along the way, he had also had his arms tattooed a number of times. A mermaid ran along one arm, wriggling when he flexed his muscle. There was also "Nell" in a heart, surrounded by flowers.