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Seeking info on the MSM awarded to: SE/9049 Pte. (A/Sjt.) Frederick Finch, AVC which was gazeted on 17th June 1918. This soldier was attached to the 51st Mobile Veterinary Section.

Would anyone have access to the following book:

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL. The Immediate Awards 1916-1928 by Ian McInnes

ISBN NO: 9781843420187

I believe this might have reference to MSMs awarded to the AVC and to A/Sjt Finch in particular.

Many thanks if you can help, Peter

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I believe this might have reference to MSMs awarded to the AVC and to A/Sjt Finch in particular.

On page 469 it mentions that 317 were awarded to the RAVC, I've not found a reference to A/Sjt Finch other than the page number of the Gazette his award appears on.

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Finch's MSM LG Promulgation... LINK

MSM Header Link LG 17th June 1918

Innes' Book is just a list by year of Immediate MSMs culled from the LG as lists there is no further detail other than it appears in the LG {indeed it is often harder to find an MSM in it unless you know when to look for it

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Hi,

Here are his Medal Cards

Regards Mark

I've seen this Clerk's flowing writing before on other MSM MICs - you can see how someone at NA has transcribed the "F" as a "J".

Ironically this is exactly how I was taught to write a Capital letter "F" at school in the 1950s.

Tony

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you can see how someone at NA has transcribed the "F" as a "J".

They didn't make the same mistake with Finch, shown on the line above.

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As I put on another thread, this is my Great Grandad.  This is the only information I have ever found out about him!

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