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Liam

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I am looking for some help with interpreting the medal index card

This man was the great grandad of a friend of mine and was a Captain in the Labour Corps

We are looking on some guidance on the comments next to the medal entitlement and also the notes at the top left of the back of the card

Many thanks

Liam

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The notes next to the medal entitlement are the reference numbers which relate to the entry in the medal rolls, which are held at the National Archives at Kew. As this man was an officer his service record should have survived and will also be at Kew. I think that the date on the back, 29/05/20, was when he applied for his medals, officers had to apply, unlike other ranks whose medals were sent out as a matter of routine.

Hope that helps,

Dave Swarbrick

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Liam

Officers needed to apply for their medals,as opposed to ORs who got them automatically.

These references are likely to be part of the process,he applied,the Labour Corps processed and the 1921 reference against the medal entitlement is probably when they were posted out.

Sotonmate

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Thanks for that. You learn something new everyday!

So the next step will be to see if we can get hold of his record from Kew

Thanks again

Liam

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So the next step will be to see if we can get hold of his record from Kew

You need piece reference WO 339/27374

Scope and content EDWARDS J D, Capt

Covering dates 1915-1920; 1931

Held by The National Archives, Kew

Former reference (Department) 48981

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