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1914 Star only entitlement


Robert Rytir

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Hi all

I have a 1914 Star issued to a lady from the American Ambulance Hospital and on her MIC it say's it's the only award and was sent to her in New York USA .Can this be her only award and can any body help with any further info as I have found only one MIC card and it's to her Star.Her name is Emily S Austin and was a Nursing Sister with the A A H.

Regards Rob

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Possibly she has another MiC for the British War Medal As an American she would I suspect have been entitled to the US Victory Medal,in place of the Imperial version.

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There are more than two hundred MICs to the American Ambulance, Paris. Only the men's cards can be checked on Ancestry, but it seems from those that applications were put forward for the 1914 Star in December 1917 for all these, but none were ever actioned, presumably because they had no entitlement. The cards are all written in the same hand, at the same time, with the wording 'Chairman of the American Ambulance Hospital forwards application' and an address in Rue de l'Alma, Paris. Unless she worked elsewhere, I can't see how this woman was entitled to the 1914 Star - perhaps it was issued in error, and by the time the BWM and VM would have been issued, much later, the error had been recognised.

Sue

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