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1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment


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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me find more information about my great grandfather. His name was George Mclean from Gateshead Tyne and Wear, service number 51320 and served in the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. I have found very little on the internet, only that he was killed on May 14th 1918 and is buried in Ypres, Belgium battery corner. I'm searching for more info on mine and my dads behalf and would just like to find out anything more than what I have really, but I would love to see any pics or hear any stories that there may be, not just of my great grandfather but anything of the battles he may have been involved in or his regiment, I'm thinking there must be something out there i.e pictures or anything, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance,

Alan.

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Hi Alan

And Welcome to the forum

According to his Medal Index Card (MIC) he was awarded both the War & Victory medals (I've inserted two links in case you have access to Ancestry)

http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/1262/30850_A001018-02319/5385262?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.co.uk%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dMedalRolls%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26so%3d3%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dms_db%26gsfn%3dGeorge%26gsfn_x%3dNN%26gsln%3dMclean%26gsln_x%3dNN%26_F00061C3%3dPrince%2bof%2bWales%2527s%2bOwn%2b%28West%2bYorkshire%29%2bRegiment%26dbOnly%3d_F00061C3%257c_F00061C3_x%26dbOnly%3d_F8007A65%257c_F8007A65_x%26_F00061C3_x%3d1%26_F8007A65%3d51320%26uidh%3dmf2&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults

And according to his Medal Roll he also served with

15th W. York. R. 51320. Pte.,

15/17 W. York. R. 51320.,

16th W. York. R. 51320., Attd. 3rd Entrenching Bn. 51320.,

1st W. York. R. 51320

http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/5119/41629_626640_11602-00011/5206941?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.co.uk%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3dIWOServiceMedalAwardRolls%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsfn%3dgeorge%26gsfn_x%3dNN%26gsln%3dmclean%26gsln_x%3dNN%26_F8007A65%3d51320%26dbOnly%3d_F8007A65%257c_F8007A65_x%252c_F00061C3%257c_F00061C3_x%252c_F000836E%257c_F000836E_x%26_F00061C3%3dPrince%2bof%2bWales%2527s%2bOwn%2b%28West%2bYorkshire%29%2bRegiment%26uidh%3dmf2%26pcat%3d39%26fh%3d0%26h%3d5206941%26recoff%3d5%2b6%2b118%2b119%26ml_rpos%3d1&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord

Regards

Andy

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