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Household Battalion Pair


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How common/rare is a pair, BWM/VM, to the Household Battalion?, as a battalion it would suggest the numbers to be small even including reinforcements, however I can find no in depth reference to either the battalion or to their medal numbers.

thanks for any assistance you can give.

khaki

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Well, it appears from a little more reading that an approximate total number including original members and drafts to replace casualties would be about 3000 personnel. I guess that equals the same number of medals but how that measures up to other small units that were entitled to individual small unit naming on medals I don't know.

khaki

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Household cavalry museum they hold lots of info on household battalion formed 1916 disbanded 1917 think that would be best

they have website easy to get on google I researched my great uncle who was transfered from cameronian(scottish rifles)

if you have army numbers they would be able to help

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"Household Battalion" produces 1421 results for medal cards on Ancestry.

(1976 results using "household" only)

There were 449 casualties who seem to be on the HB medal roll. Of those who survived, would a great number of them have been on the medal roll of a later regiment?

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"Household Battalion" produces 1421 results for medal cards on Ancestry.

(1976 results using "household" only)

There were 449 casualties who seem to be on the HB medal roll. Of those who survived, would a great number of them have been on the medal roll of a later regiment?

Thanks IPT

Interesting result, made me curious as to whether a War Medal could show a different regiment from the Victory Medal, as I have seen on trio's from time to time, A good question for the medal experts out there.

regards

khaki

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