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POW MIC's


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Hi Folks, quick question.

Would POW be written on the MIC's of all those captured or was it something that was only done occasionally?

Sam

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Occasionally.

I would say that is my experience after looking for a POW, as is the same for those who died. Many MICs do not state this additional information.

Regards,

Garry

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Cheers Garry

LizB has asked for help with her Great Grandad on the Units and Formations forum, its been narrowed down to a couple of possibles but it seems the most likely doesn't have POW on his MIC, she has found one man with the right name in the NA's POW records but his cap badge in the photo she posted doesn't match the units listed on the MIC for him.

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There is another thread on this somewhere. In the end the reason for inclusion or not was whether they were entitled to the 1914 star. There were several examples quoted all of which seem to confirm that this was the case. So if he was entitled to the star then PoW should appear but not if they were not entitled to it.

Doug

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This photograph shows prisoners of war many of which are wearing the 1914 star ribbon. The MIC's are medal index cards and were used for issuing medals, ribbons etc so PoWs entitled to it were sent the ribbons at the camp they were in and the issue appears to have been recorded by the indication of PoW on the cards.

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Doug

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