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Remembered Today:

Unknown Private

RQSM Clark's g'son

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I have found this picture amongst photographs that have come down to me from my maternal grandmother. I have already said elswhere on this site that we did not have any family members in the forces in WW1. I have since found the records of her yougest brother, John Bibby who was with the Royal Engineers in Salonica and later with the Army of the Black Sea. This individual I cannot identify. He appears to wear the MM ribbon an does the chevron conspicuously displayed on his left sleeve indicate 'wounded in action'? Any advice as to the channels through which I may trace him please. Family names of those in the right age group have drawn a blank.

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Sorry the inverted chevron is a good conduct award [three years undetected crime i think]. If he had been wounded he would display an upright gilding metal bar under the chevron.


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As a start, it might be worth searching the London Gazette (gazettes online) to see if John Bibby was awarded the MM.


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I take it that the vertical stripe just visible on this chap's left sleeve indicates 'wounded in action'?

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