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smsmith26

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This MIC has an "x" marked by the Unit and then next to the medal issue does that mean they were named like that?

Also there is a small notation under the medal list that I'm having trouble making out.

Thans,

Stephen

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Yes!

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The X's are notations to show the medal inscriber what to put on his medals. Note that there are two X's one for the unit, the other for the medals. The 1914 or 1914-15 Star and the BWM/VM "pair" could have different information on them depending on a man's movements.

Trans "Z" R. is transferred to Class Z Reserve (usually in 1919. Men were held on this Reserve (back in their civilians lives) after the Armistice until they were finally discharged)

Steve.

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The medals denote the first regiment served with overseas. The X's denote the Army Cyclist Corps as his first overseas corps. Regiments served with before going overseas are not shown on an MIC if different from that with which he proceeded overseas. The West Riding Regiment would have issued the medal, being his last Regiment - the O2 prefix on his medal rolls is consistent with the West Ridings medal district.

Steve.

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