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jon68

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jon68

Hi All

I was hopeing you guys could help me.

British servicemen who served in Ireland in WW1 but not in any other theatre of war would they have been entitled to the British War medal only?

For example Pte smith of xyz regt based in Britian sent to Ireland serves there comes back either wounded or time served never goes overseas to F&F etc

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jdoyle

unfortunately not. Ireland was a home posting and not a theatre of war.

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Old Owl

It was of course possible to win a gallantry award such as an M.C., D.C.M. or M.M, but of course there would be no campaign medals to go with it, unless of course the recipient had either previously served overseas or subsequently went to France, etc.

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corisande

As a rule Gallantry Medals were not awarded for service in Ireland, particularly during the War of Independence. Valor that would, in the Great War, have resulted in MC or DSM , was rewarded with CBE, OBE or MBE etc

No special list of awards for service during Easter Rising was issued, but 1916 Rebellion Handbook reckons that LG of 24 and 25 Jan 1917 can lead one to assume that 5 DSO, 3 MC and 6 DSM were awarded, plus 2 MM to nurses

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Stanley_C_Jenkins

We have just discovered that 285563 SQM Thomas Haldane Facer of the 2/1st Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, apparently for Home service in Ireland. This was recorded in the London Gazette at the end of the war, but I am wonderring if this could have been anything to do with the Easter Rising, as the Oxfordshire Yeomanry were stationed at the Curragh at that time. Facer is an unusual name, and I wondered if it rings any bells?

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gaelgoir

North Staffordshires landed at Skerries, Co Dublin during the 1916 rising to protect the Marconi radio station. Is there any further information, what destroyer landed them what gunboats escorted the troops.

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jdoyle

North Staffordshires landed at Skerries, Co Dublin during the 1916 rising to protect the Marconi radio station. Is there any further information, what destroyer landed them what gunboats escorted the troops.

according to the book "The Sea Hound" HMS Dee landed 170 troops at Skerries. Boadicea II had been despatched before Dee arrived.

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