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please can some one help with an mic ,

i have a copy for a soldier by the name of alfred graver ,where it says medal along side victory and british its writen the following

x RFA /286b 37281

and along side 15 star its written R*A/2C 101 , where * is it looks like the letter f but in reverse ,

theare of war 1

date of entry 16/12/14,

what i cant figure out what the x before rfa means ,

and also under corps and rank

he is down as ASC PTE RTS/1660

RFA GNR 195071

somewhere along the way he has moved from asc to rfa ,does anyone know what the letters RTS before his number means ,

any help would be gratefully appreciated

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welcome to the forum carboot66

it's a reference to the actual Medal Rolls held at the NA. It looks like he went overseas with the ASC, the prefix 'RTS' denotes Remount Specials who were responsable for supplying horses to the army in the field. the '*' indicator to the engraver of the medals. Alfred entered France on 16th December 1914,

cheers, Jon

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thankyou for the welcome jay

and for help on the mic ,now i know what rts stands for i can look it up and have aread about it , as a point of interest would the medal rolls show any more information than the mic

and thank you again for your reply

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In most cases the medal rolls will show the actual unit within the ASC/RFA in which your man served, sadly though these rolls can't be search online,

cheers, Jon

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