Chats1 Posted 22 November , 2011 Share Posted 22 November , 2011 Hello there! I'm a bit confused about the service and medal record of my Great Grandfather, 2nd Lt Leslie Jackson Dewson of the London Regiment. he was born in 1900 and we have his officer journal which shows that he was sent to France in late September 1918 (he even has a Christmas menu in French, presumably Christmas 1918, which his fellow officers have signed, plus the notes on lewis gun training and various other documents), we have a record of his promotion to 2nd Lt from the website of the London Gazette, but can find no record at all of his medal card or service records. His brothers are all there and I presuming as he served in France before the end of the war that he would be eligible for the Great War Medal and Victory medal but we do not have them, my Gran has no memory of them and we can't find any record of them. We do rather tantalizingly have the ribbons of the Great War and Victory medals which were found in my Great Aunt's sewing box, but without any proof that they were his! Does anyone have any idea as to why this record would be missing from the archives and can anyone let me know what reason there might be as to why he wouldn't get a medal for his service. If anyone can let me any information at all that would be amazing - it would be great to let my Gran know! Thanks, Andrew Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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