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barry73
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Hi All,

Can someone please tell me what the X and 4 dots are on the medal card of Frederick Galbally, Royal Lancashire Reg, no.3469

Thanks & Best Wishes,

Barry

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Hi Barry

Have you looked at the link to The Long Long Trail? In it under Research a Soldier and then Campaign Medal Records is an explanation about the cards. On the card copied there is the cross and dots you are referring to and then if you go to the bottom and look at the Interprete a Medal Index Card it tells you about them about half way down.

It may refer to the medal rolls which you can only look at at the National Archives which is not easy for either of us. In your case if you posted the card on here then we could work out exactly what it refers to

hope this helps

Robert

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It's called a quadrant, and is used in pretty much the same way as an asterisk. On this particular MIC, it indicates that the rank of Private (PTE.) is to be impressed on the man's War and Victory Medals. Since his 1914/15 Star was already impressed with Lance Corporal, they used a quadrant to prevent confusion as to what details are impressed on which medals.

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