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    Hello everyone
    Trying to find out a bit more about my husbands grandfather.in RAMC WW1, think his records were destroyed in WW2 but found medal card. He got Victory and British medal but next to victory there is a x with four dots, his rank was Pte but also T/Cpl with the x and four dots again and a star with 4 in front next to Clasp 49836.
    Anyone throw any light on any of this.
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    Hi Kim

    Can you give us more details, then we can look the card up ourselves and help you more. The x with the dots refers to what is written on the medals, ie rank etc.

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    Clifford Capes b1886 park gate Yorkshire, it's very easy to find on ancestry if you have it.
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    Hi Kim

    Thanks for the name, yes it was easy to find.
    TO help you –
    Victory and British medal but next to victory there is a x with four dots – see also against T/Cpl, if you look on those medals his rank would be Temporary Corporal (T/Cpl). He would have enlisted as a Private and gone to France as that rank, but got promoted.
    star with 4 in front next to Clasp 49836 – It is actually the 1914 Star - http://www.1914-1918.net/soldiers/themedals.html , see the 4th one down, also note clasp – refers to the clasp for that medal, so he served under fire for that time frame. See also bottom of card – entered France on 17/8/14.
    This tells you more on understanding medal cards- http://www.1914-1918.net/soldiers/interpretmic.html
    Unfortunately it is not the best of copies of the card, some parts are quite faded. Initially he could have been in 3rd Field Ambulance RAMC. Read this - http://www.1914-1918.net/ramc.htm
    The card refers to Medal Rolls, which are listed there and a page number, there may be more details on those rolls, but they are not online, see- http://www.1914-1918.net/soldiers/campaignmedals.html

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    a x with four dots
    in other words an asterisk

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    Hello Robert
    Thank you so much for the information, so what's not on line is it held at Kew would love to find out more my husband was very close to his grandfather, shame we haven't got the medals we have his fathers WW2.
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    Hello again
    If he got 1914 Star what does the 4 in front mean, sorry for being thick. Can you get copies of his medals.
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    If he got 1914 Star what does the 4 in front mean
    1914 Star (as opposed to 1914/15 Star). See the National Archives for an explanation

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/r...-cards-ww1.htm

    There are also references to other useful lists of abbreviations.

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    Hi Kim

    I think it did originally read 14, but the ink has faded, or it is the way the photo of the card has been done, there is other writing that is very faded on it also.

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    Me again.
    Sorry being thick I still can't see why there is a 4 written in front of the words 1914 star. Help
    Kim

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