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Are these two MICs related?


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I've recently come across some info regarding 21406 Pte George CORBETT and had the original MIC - one of those without any reasonable information. That is until I found 9109 L/Cpl George CORBETT. Both served with R Warks. Luckily his 1902 Service Record is available and he served 13 years. I am wondering if he signed up again. The page numbers appear to be identical. TIA

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He could be as I believe medal rolls are in number order. Plus the fact that his mother had to apply for his 1914 Star.

Saying that !! - I have just noticed another George Corbett 1112 who is on medal roll page 1686.

Steve M

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It is a shame that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry for George Corbett (21406) does not give any next of kin details that could be checked against the Pension papers of George Corbett (9109)(See http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/1114/MIUK1914A_083944-02168/691389?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.co.uk%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26rank%3d0%26f7%3dgeorge%26f8%3dcorbett%26sx%3d%26rg_81004011__date%3d%26rs_81004011__date%3d0%26f14%3d%26f15%3d%26f40%3dwarwickshire%26f5%3d%26gskw%3d%26prox%3d1%26db%3dbritisharmy%26ti%3d5538%26ti.si%3d0%26gss%3dangs-d%26pcat%3d39%26fh%3d0%26h%3d691389%26recoff%3d%26ml_rpos%3d1&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord)

It may be worthwhile investigating the local Birmingham newspapers to see if any additional information can be found. Post an inquiry on the following topic (if it is still running)
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=153445&hl=+birmingham%20+men&page=8

Sepoy

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Oh dear. I think I can safely remove 1112 as he seems to have survived [and my search is for casualties] but thanks Steve.

Sepoy, I feel exactly the same with regards to the lack of information on some of the CWGC entries even though it came down to relatives providing them, surely it's not a lot to expect. I don't believe there would be an entry in any Birmingham papers as he may have lived and worked for quite some time in Smethwick

Thank you both

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Could that mean, though, that they are related. My reasoning is that, to show he rejoined and they are the same man? Nice to see the roll Glen ;)

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Diane

That is what I meant when I mentioned 1112 - The medal roll page is in alphabetical order and we have him on page 1686 and as now shown the other two 1687. Different battalions as well. I can list a number of men with the same name who are not related or the same person. I feel that as one had 3 medals and the other 2, they are just next to each other in the roll.

Have you found a death for George Corbett, 9109? It may be your only way to (possibly) prove they were one man.

Smethwick is on the outskirts of Brum (4 mile max from city centre and the Birmingham Daily Post had articles about Smethwick in the early 1900's and WW1.

Apparently Brum University have the old records of papers but I do not know if they let us mere mortals check them!

(My granddaughter visited today to look over the Uni for 2015 and took interest in what historical stuff they had. Micro fiche for papers being one)

Best of luck.

Steve

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