Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:22 pm
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:35 pm
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:58 pm
I'm no military expert but I believe the National archives is the place to search.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/reco ... urther.htm
Military Medal Catalogue references: ZJ 1; WO 32; WO 326; ADM 171; AIR 1; WO 373*
Also the Long Long Trail website may be of assistance:
The Military Medal
First instituted in March 1916 as an award for distinguished service in the field for Warrant Officers, NCO's and lower ranks. The award of an MM was also possible for women. All awards of the MM were announced in the London Gazette, with no citation. No citations or recommandations now exist.When you find the listing in the London Gazette, note the date of publication. The event for which the award was made was usually some 3-4 months before. MM awards are often mentioned in war diaries.
Hope this helps
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:40 pm
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:52 pm
Gunner wrote:Your best bet is to go to the National Archives and study the file groups WO 95 (ie the War Diaries - some of which are on line) for the relevant Rifle Corps battalions or get hold of their published regimental histories.
Either, or both, may mention him by name and the engagement(s) he was involved in which led to his awards.
Note that London Gazette date may be some time after the award(s)
PS His Service Record is the closest you will get to an 'individual' war record
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:54 pm