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Medal Card Query

Postby eurogordi » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:56 am

I've just located the medal card of my great uncle, George Victor Hall (known as Victor) at Ancestry. This also led me to locate his records from time spent in the Wiltshire Regiment - which corresponds with an inscription on the Etchilhampton Parish Church Roll of Honour.

However, the medal card also has reference to the Hampshire Regiments and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders which has completely thrown me.

I'm not aware that Uncle Vic did anything beyond his time with the Wiltshire Regiment and I can't find anything else on Ancestry - even though the medal card is supposedly for the period 1914-1920.


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RE: Medal Card Query

Postby Pettsy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:40 pm


I have several medal card's. My gg uncle was from Chelsea, London, but served with the Lincs Reg and then the 43rd Bn R Fus.

His son was with the Hamps.

It depends on which regiment is short of men, to where they were sent.
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RE: Medal Card Query

Postby eurogordi » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:20 am

I understand this, but wouldn't there be reference to the other regiments in his military records ... or are they just not showing up when I search online?

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RE: Medal Card Query

Postby mrsaverage40s » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:16 am

Have you looked at this site to help you in deciphering the medal cards?

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RE: Medal Card Query

Postby ksouthall » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:10 am

Thanks for this MrsAverage. I have just discovered a great-great-uncle who died in the First World War. I have a copy of his Medal Index Card so have looked at the website you suggested to find out how to obtain further information.

I will try and visit TNA in the next few weeks and will report back on how to take the research further once I have done so.
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