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Can anyone make out the sentence on the reverse of this MIC? I can make out one or two words but the meaning of the sentence is eluding me.




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Officer in charge (Major Rees)??? London requests instructions re disposal of medals dated 13/12/1921.

Could be unit name followed by London- not sure on that one.

He wants to know what to do with medals.


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Thanks Steve

Had a feeling it had something to do with disposal of medals - not really surprising as the MIC belongs to a 17-year-old serving under an assumed name (real name was Leslie Arthur Billinton), a lad whose parents lived in the north but who was serving in a southern regiment, and he had possibly lived in America (at least according to SDGW) prior to enlisting!

I'm not surprised they didn't know where to send the medals :lol:



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They could always send them to me. :)


Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment/Service: ALIAS

Age: 17

Date of Death: 01/07/1916

Service No: 4591

Additional information: See BILLINTON, the true family name.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead


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