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    Hi my name is Michael from Australia.I've recently received my grandfathers medals from my mum.he served at gallipoli and then the western front. Then it becomes interesting, along with the medals from grandad was a service medal from ww1.
    The medal has the orange central stripe with the white black and blue.a part of the pip squeek and Wilfred set
    along the edge (where the recipients name is located), is the following:
    2146. Dvr. W MCleod r.a.
    the 2146 would be a service number
    The dvr. Is driver (?)

    I don't know the first name (w) but we have McLeod

    The r.a. would be royal artillery?
    I would simply love to return this medal to its original owners family.
    Hope to hear from you soon
    regards Michael from australia

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    Hallo Michael, and a warm welcome to BG. This part of the forum is just for introductions, so I have copied your post to the WW1 forum and given it a more meaningful title
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/for...6-A.-McLeod-RA
    Sue Mackay
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    Much appreciated
    Thanks for your help
    cheers michael

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    Has a well deserved spectacular aura Sandra Parker's Avatar
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    welcome to yet another Aussie to join this mob. Someone here will soon give you a leg up with your yarn.
    So have a good geek and give it a burl.
    Sandra
    My family coat of arms ties up at the back. Is that normal?

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    I found out about my fathers medals through website. Search around Australian War Memorial and links. I found photos of medals, their history and why given. A wonderful site.

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    G'day Michael from another Aussie. Welcome to the site. I'm sure you will get lots of help from the lovely people on here.

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    Already received a great deal of assistance,thanks forvuour welcome

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