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Silver Wound Badge 358707


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SWB 358707 - was in a box of stuff from my Granddad. All my late father was able to tell me was that his father got frost bite in the War and part of his recovery was embroidary to help his circulation.

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Awarded to Pte Walter Coombes,number 25976, 100th Protection Company of the Royal Defence Corps.

Enlisted 14 Nov 1914 and discharged 5 April 1918 aged 52 having never served overseas.

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It's Silver War Badge not Silver Wound Badge. If a soldier was invalided out he was effectively eligible this could be because of either a wound or sickness. Two of my family's SWBs wwere down to Trench Fever and Malaria respectively

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Thanks for the prompt replies.

This would be the other side of the family tree...

Records for him would indicate this was Rheumatism. (By which stage his son (RFA) was home with fatal gas inhalation)

Where was the 100th Protection Company of the Royal Defence Corps located?

The family picture of him showed the Somerset Light Infantry Cap badge...

He had previuosly served in the 2nd Bn Roy Southern Reserve (leaving 9/4/01)

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Hi folks, a friend of mine has found a silver war/wound badge. There is no information with it except the number on the back (which he has forgotten to give me). Where could we find who the badge was issued to or any information about the person. Thanks in advance

Bill Longmore

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Bill

Ancestry.Com under Silver War Badge, can search by name/number i believe.

Your local library should have free excess if not subcriber to Ancestry.

Walter

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Hello Bill, any problems with getting research on the badge PM me with number or get intouch at website (see bottom signature "ourheroesinmemoriam") and can check for you at my local library, lucky its only 2 min away from me.

Regards Walter

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