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    Hi SDGW gives this- Name: James Devine ...

    Hi

    SDGW gives this-

    Name:
    James Devine

    Birth Place:
    Glasgow
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    HI His name is Mallory Albert Marshall I...

    HI

    His name is Mallory Albert Marshall
    I would say reading that page that 178148 is ASC with 87779 being RFA
    Why his record is not copied is a mystery, I have never seen anything like that...
  3. Thread: unknown badge

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    Hi If you are talking about the top badge it...

    Hi

    If you are talking about the top badge it is the 8th Army shoulder patch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Army_(United_Kingdom)
    The one above his Sergeant's stripes I am not sure about,...
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    Hi The ship after Revenge was this -...

    Hi

    The ship after Revenge was this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hannibal_(1896)
    regards

    Robert
  5. Hi "HAA/S (scratched out? significant?) =...

    Hi

    "HAA/S (scratched out? significant?) = Heavy Anti-Aircraft Supply? What is "9419B" following that?"

    S may mean searchlight, the bit after it is probably an army reference.

    "joined the...
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    HI With MID's I don't think you will find more...

    HI

    With MID's I don't think you will find more out, unless there is something in his service record. Looking at the war diary will show what went on at that time and may have some mention, but may...
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    Hi As stated above, there are two people...

    Hi

    As stated above, there are two people listed in WW1 pension ledgers and index cards on Ancestry, so you have to pick the one that says 28/11/18- Corporal 715214 in the RFA - date is probably an...
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    Hi The London Gazette is very hard to search...

    Hi

    The London Gazette is very hard to search with sometimes, you have to muck around with what you put in.
    Here it is - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34904/supplement/4584 . I think...
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    HI Matt That is the thing, with WW2 there is...

    HI Matt

    That is the thing, with WW2 there is not too much online at all.
    His MiD is in the London Gazette - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices
    If he died during the war he would be on...
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    HI That has got me stumped, I have no idea...

    HI

    That has got me stumped, I have no idea what is written after KR.
    Can you post a bit more of those two lines, to the left, so we can read both lines fully?
    This is what a book of KR looks...
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    HI "then the Australian Navy" - WW2 Australian...

    HI

    "then the Australian Navy" - WW2 Australian Navy records are online at NAA.gov.au but are only a couple of pages.
    FWR gets some of their records from NA UK and a lot from free sites like...
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    HI KR refers to Kings Regulations, so he must...

    HI

    KR refers to Kings Regulations, so he must have had some skill in mining that was needed at the time. Either that or they just needed miners at that time???
    By the 50's weren't the mines in a...
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    Hi Maybe some clues here -...

    Hi

    Maybe some clues here - http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=426984.0
    If like other countries, you will not find much online yet.
    Getting service records will answer your...
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    Hi VC action- read here -...

    Hi

    VC action- read here - https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/105697-sgt-robert-bye-vc/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bye - the book mentioned here may have more information
    Find the war...
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    A slight hint- ...

    A slight hint-

    http://britishmilitarybadges.e2ecdn.co.uk/products/79987gfgjhgkg683732231.jpg?h=1600&w=1600

    regards

    Robert
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    Hi Just realised you mentioned POW, have a...

    Hi

    Just realised you mentioned POW, have a look here - https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Search/#/3/2/224/0/British%20and%20Commonwealth/Military/meredith
    There is a big list of Meredith's...
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    Hi The medal he is wearing is the Military...

    Hi

    The medal he is wearing is the Military Medal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Medal
    Ancestry gives 4 results in their list - British Army Recipients of the Military Medal, 1914-1920...
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    Hi First one is this -...

    Hi

    First one is this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marine_Depot%2C_Deal
    I think ITC is initial training course
    Cdo Sch RM - Commando School Royal Marines - I think- see here...
  19. Thread: Cleaning Medals

    by simmo1
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    Hi My opinion is if they are just tarnished...

    Hi

    My opinion is if they are just tarnished and not covered with dirt or grime, then leave them as is.

    regards

    Robert
  20. Hi I think it reads Apptd U/A & Gtd P/A/L/Cpl...

    Hi

    I think it reads Apptd U/A & Gtd P/A/L/Cpl = Appointed unattached and granted paid acting lance corporal

    regards

    Robert
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    Hi Local papers may also have pictures of the...

    Hi

    Local papers may also have pictures of the Battalion marching through the town etc, you will not find a photo of him unless a family member already has one.

    regards

    Robert
  22. Hi Can you post a crop of this line - 24/12/45...

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    Can you post a crop of this line - 24/12/45 : Appointed u/a (??) of Gtf P/A/L/Gd ? Easier to see in context.
    u/a may be u/p - unpaid
    P/A/L/Gd - paid acting Lance ?, are you sure it is Gd?
    ...
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    Hi Certainly having those ribbons would make...

    Hi

    Certainly having those ribbons would make it post-WW2.
    The collar badge and buttons may give more of a clue.

    regards

    Robert
  24. Thread: ASC WW1 RECORDS

    by simmo1
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    Hi Read here -...

    Hi

    Read here - http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-army-service-corps-in-the-first-world-war/ and here -...
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    Hi I would think not, the only thing would be...

    Hi

    I would think not, the only thing would be if someone took a photo of him (and tagged him) somewhere and it is at a museum or in a local newspaper.

    regards

    Robert
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