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Lieutenant- Colonel Sir John Gilmour,


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Hi there, along with some friends, we are making a set of minture medals, of Sir John

Gilmour, I am looking for some kind Pal to help us, and let us know what he is entailed to I he fought in South Africa, and of course the First World War, Fife and Forfar Yeo,

thanking you, all the very best, yours Inniskilling :innocent:

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Inniskilling

The Army List will have all his medals recorded,the trick is knowing when he finished his service so that you can look at the summary of his details at the end of his career.

I know there is a full Army List at Kew running back into the 1800s and up to recently.

You might get to see a set somewhere near you,like at a City reference Library or ask at an Army centre,the snag is they probably aren't very thick on the ground.

There is always Wikipedia,but I don't know if everything is covered there:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Gilmour_2nd_Baronet

or this bit from a Peerage publication:

http://thepeerage.com/p31072.htm

Sotonmate

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Heres a hard to see photo !!

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet GCVO DSO PC TD JP DL (27 May 1876–30 March 1940), was a Scottish Unionist politician. He notably served as Home Secretary from 1932 to 1935. Gilmour was the son of Sir John Gilmour, 1st Baronet, chairman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party, who was created a baronet in 1897. His mother was Henrietta, daughter of David Gilmour. He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond, University of Edinburgh and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He served in South Africa in 1900–1901 with the 20th (Fife and Forfar) Company of Imperial Yeomanry and was awarded the Queen's medal with 4 clasps and was twice mentioned in despatches. His letters from the Boer War were published in 1996 under the tile "Clearly My Duty" by his son, Sir John Gilmour, 3rd Baronet. He again served in World War I with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, where he was again mentioned in despatches and awarded the DSO with bar.

http://www.freebase.com/view/en/john_gilmour

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Hi there Sotonmate, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling :wacko:

Hi there, Liverpool Annie, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling :innocent:

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Hi there IPT, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling :rolleyes:

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