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Hi,

New to the forum, so hello everybody

My mum has just come into having my granddads medals from WW1., he was in the Gordon Highlanders, from the 2 medals, i've managed to get his service number

but in doing a wee bit of goggling, i managed to get a copy of his medal card

but looking at it, it looks like he's 2 service numbers? both for the Gordons, the second line doesn't have a rank or a ditto mark.

is this normal or what's the story with it?

thanks for any answers

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Yes - quite normal. The Territorial Force was renumbered in 1917.

http://www.1914-1918.net/renumbering.htm

See also: http://www.1914-1918.net/soldiers/interpretmic.html

Can you post the card here on the forum? We might be able to help some more.

By the way - welcome to the forum!

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I am sure we can help out further if you can either post the MIC or provide his Name, Rank and Number as Willywombat says......... welcome to the forum by the way!

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thanks, here it is

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with reading one of the above links, he must've been in TF, then re-numbered?

i did wonder why searching for 3302 i was coming up with different names & regiments for the same number

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He was a Territorial. 3302 was his original number and the Territorial Force were renumbered to 6 digit numbers at the start of 1917. The 6 digit were unique to his regiment (Gordons). If he changed regiments he would have received a new number.

Medal Rolls indicate he initially served with the 5th Bn and later the 2nd Bn.

Rgds

Tim D

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He was a Territorial. 3302 was his original number and the Territorial Force were renumbered to 6 digit numbers at the start of 1917. The 6 digit were unique to his regiment (Gordons). If he changed regiments he would have received a new number.

Medal Rolls indicate he initially served with the 5th Bn and later the 2nd Bn.

Rgds

Tim D

hi Tim, thanks for the info, can you give me any of the medal rolls links to read a bit more about him or the Bn?

we have also got a couple of photo's, one says 13 platoon

also, thanks to all who have replied

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He hasn't got a 1914 or 1914/15 Star amongst his medals, so he will have served abroad after the end of 1915.

I've also looked up the index card on Ancestry (which also shows the back of the card) but the back is blank with no further info. It very occasionally has an address or other notes on it.

Have a look at the following site: http://gordonhighlanders.carolynmorrisey.com/index.htm

It's been put together by someone who has looked in some depth at the 5th Battalion.

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some very good information you have posted, i'm sure my mum will be happy to read it.

my granddad never spoke about what happened, just one story when he never had his gun, be bent down to pick it up and the guy behind him got shot

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That is all the Medal Rolls have I'm afraid.

Impossible to tell when he was transferred without Service Papers I'm afraid. The museum might be able to help:

http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/

A bit about the Gordons from The Long Long Trail:

http://www.1914-1918.net/gordon.htm

Some War Diaries available here:

2nd Bn Oct 14 to Nov 17

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352415

2nd Bn Dec 17 to Feb 19 - not yet digitised.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7357275

5th Bn Feb to May 18

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7355346

5th Bn Jun 18 to Feb 19

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7355346

Rgds

Tim D

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Good morning,

I am also inquiring what medals my G.G.father got in the war, he was in the Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Batt No 7412, he died in 23rd April 1916 can any one tell me what the medals are.

regards Cathal

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15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

If you go to Long Long Trail, top left of this page there is a section on how to interpret a MIC and other info on researching a soldier.

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Cathal,

Post your own new topic in the Soldiers Forum under his name and number. I am sure you will learn plenty more about him there.

FYI the Medal Rolls indicate he served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.

Rgds

Tim D

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