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Matt Dixon
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Does anyone know what the term "Forfeited Service" on a service record of a Private means? Is it related to medical discharge?

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To add to what's on that thread, I have details of a man who served and earned medals with one regiment, then deserted and had 'service forfeited' for those medals.

He served 84 days in jail after a court martial, later he re-enlisted with another regiment and earned the medals again and survived the war with his second set of medals.

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It meant that his military service to that date date was effectively rendered null and, thus, would not count towards any time-served medal entitlement. Antony

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Thankyou, that makes sense as the man was court martialled for a variety of offences.

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