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Andrew Hesketh

It could be me.........but is the search facility on the Online Gazette a little useless?

The man I'm looking for is 2nd Lt. L. Jacques, 10th Sherwood Foresters, MC & Bar.

When I put in the surname (which is fairly unusual) and choose the 'Military Cross' option it finds no matches. :angry:

'Jacques' with no medals specified produces 187 matches. :o

I could go wading through 187 matches I suppose...........

Am I missing something?

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I have had the same problem with my great grandfather (H Craddock) who had an DCM...no results!

If you succeed and find out how, please let me know

regards

Mark

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Hi Andrew

Type in Lewis Jacques and you will get both of his MC citations, Type in Jacques MC and you will get another reference.

Steve

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Hi Mark

Would that be 16194 Cpl H. Craddock Durham Light Infantry DCM on 26/09/1916 ?

If it is you must remember to type H then fullstop then space and then craddock.

Steve

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Hi Mark

It appears that on 08/12/1916 16194 Cpl H. Craddock Durham Light Infantry also won an MM.

Steve

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London Gazette searching is notoriously quirky. An earlier thread gave some useful tips and links.

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Andrew Hesketh

Steve,

Got 'em! Brilliant - thanks for the tip. :D

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Can I join in for assistance ,please?

My great uncle :-

2nd Lieutenant Robert Emmerson DLI

On only two of his papers --MC has been written after his name.The others give no mention.

I cannot "trace" him in the London Gazette.

His surviving son is not aware of the award of the MC and he and I are anxious to find confirmation--if not the medal!!

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  • 2 weeks later...

You can also trying searching with the person's service number.

Highspen, I had a look but no luck. Have you looked at the medal index cards for your great-uncle? If not this would be your best bet.

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