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A Chaplain, in France, ineligible for medals - why?


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Conscientious objector or a pacifist?



With a rank of captain - and applying for medals! Seems unlikely.

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prehaps he went out to France after the end of the war ie outside the qualifying dates, the card being just the record of his request for medals.

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Rev Cyril Arnold Spencer served as a TemporaryChaplain to the Forces 1918 - 19 (Source : Crockfords Clerical Directory)

Appointed Honourary Chaplain to the Forces (H.C.F.) 1919. Temporary Chaplains were on 12 month contracts; so it looks it he went joined and went overseas in early Jan 1919. Therefore not entitled to Medals?

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Gordon's British Battles & Medals Gives the cut off dates for BWM & VM as 11/11/1918, except for theatres such as Russia.

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