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Capt R. L. Alkin - 4th East Lancs


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Anyone know anything of Captain R. L. Alkin of the 4th East Lancs?

I am not a relative, but his name appears on the backstrap of a Webley revolver that I have been offered.

It adds, of course, to the interest to know something of the soldier that carried this revolver.

Many thanks in advance.

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From:- http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=2

Description Medal card of Alkin, R L

Corps Regiment No Rank

East Lancashire Regiment attached Royal Engineers Captain

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/24

Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

Piece Mentions in Despatches, Meritorious Service Medals and Territorial Force Efficiency Medals

Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection

Number of image files: 1

Image Reference Format and Version Part Number Size (KB) Number of Pages Price (£)

83186 / 2855 PDF 1.2 1 258 1 2.00

Total Price (£) 2.00

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Hi there and welcome to the forum.

Richard Ley Alkin. 4th East Lancs. Attached to 350th company Royal Engineers. Mentioned in dispatches (London Gazzette page 31085) 28/12/1918.

Born Manaton warwickshire and (1891 census) lived at Atherstone in Warwickshire. His father lived on his own means.

Can tell you his service papers exist under WO 374/904.


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