zoe4 Posted 16 October , 2013 Share Posted 16 October , 2013 We are researching a private of the Middlesex Regiment, named William Theobald, but we cannot find for sure a medal card for him. We know from an entry in the local paper that he went missing between 9th and 12th April 1918 after having been in the trenches for only 5 days.He had joined in August 1917 and was born 8th July 1899. Looking at the Medal Rolls Index Cards there are two possibilities. They have different number as one would expect. Both were Private soldiers. One is G/13461. The other is G/54179. Would he have received medals if he had been only 5 days at the Front ? And if he did indeed received medals , is it possible to decide which one is his card from the very little we know ? Neither feature in the GRO War Deaths Indexes. In fact we are convinced he survived, being probably taken prisoner on the day he went missing. A William Theobald died in Greenwich Registration District in 1975, with the same date of birth 8th July 1899. Many thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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