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hello all

I'm confused. When browsing the NA cards above I found three references for what I think is the same man. Can that be right? His name was Andrew Barr died 28 Aug 1918 France buried in Croisilles.

details are

Medal card of Barr, Andrew

Corps: Highland Light Infantry

Regiment No: 201252

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/2

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Medal card of Barr, Andrew

Corps: Highland Light Infantry

Regiment No: 1266

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/2

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Medal card of BARR, Andrew

Corps: Highland Light Infantry

Regiment No: 11435

Rank: Lance Corporal...

Any one got any idea why he would have more than one card? Help greatly appreciated

thanks

Andy

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Hi Andy,

sadly none of these cards can be found on ancestry, they are however for three different men with the same name. Pte 201252 became a L/Cpl with the 1/7th Bn HLI and was KiA on the 28th August 1918. He enlisted in Glasgow,

Jon

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There's also the potential that they are for only two men.

One card looks as if it's for a 'regular' (11435), the other two could be for a 'territorial' with one card having his 4-digit number (1266) and one card with a 6-digit number (210252), possibly the same man renumbered in 1917.

Only by seeing them will we be able to say more positively whether it's two or three men involved.

Regards

Steve

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