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Another Regtl number question


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Description Date Catalogue ref Details

Medal card of Roberts, William J

Corps: South Wales Borderers

Regiment No: 11015

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/17

Medal card of Roberts, John William

Corps: South Wales Borderers Depot

Regiment No: 3/11015

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/17

As you can see from the above - they are both very similar apart from a slight difference in the abbreviation of his name and a 3/ before the Regtl number. The question is are they the same person? If so, why are there two entries?

Iwan

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Many of the cards that state "depot" on them relate to the issue of a Silver War Badge, which usually had a separate card. I suspect the 2nd card refers to that.

His "main" campaign medals card states "Discharged King's Regulations, Paragraph 392 xvi, 16-8-1917". A discharge from the Army under that paragraph (usuallu from wounds or sickness), usually triggered the issue of a Silver War Badge.

Steve.

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