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Silver War Badge entitlement.


Duncan
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Hi,

Can anyone clear up a small point I have? I have been researching the recipient of a 1914 Star trio. His Medal Index card says he served in the 2nd Worcesters, then the Labour Corps, then he was discharged in September 1917. However, it does not state he was awarded a Silver War Badge. Suerly if he was discharged before the war ended it would have been through unfitness or retirement, and therefore he would have been awarded one?

Cheers,

Duncan.

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Hi,

Can anyone clear up a small point I have? I have been researching the recipient of a 1914 Star trio. His Medal Index card says he served in the 2nd Worcesters, then the Labour Corps, then he was discharged in September 1917. However, it does not state he was awarded a Silver War Badge. Suerly if he was discharged before the war ended it would have been through unfitness or retirement, and therefore he would have been awarded one?

Cheers,

Duncan.

I believe certain Catergories of discharge May not have been entitled to the SWB?

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Guest Ian Bowbrick

If he was a pre-war soldier he could have been time-served, for which there was no entitlement.

In addition you had to apply for an SWB, many wounded men did not bother for eg Pte Sidney Lester, a bantam which the Lancashire Fusiliers. He had part of his skull shot off by a sniper, but never claimed a SWB.

Ian

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