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I hope I'm posting this in the right sub-forum....

Is there anyway of Identifying the recipient of a Silver War Badge with a horizontal pin and number 2998 on the reverse...??

any help is most gratefully received....

regards

Tom

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Shown as 2nd Lt. BH Berlyn. Roya Irish Rifles Address , Common Room Grays Inn. No date of issue.

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to answer the question, there is yes - you can look on ancestry for example

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Many thanks for your speedy replies gentlemen......I'll have a friend have a look on ancestry for me. your efforts are much appreciated.

best regards

Tom

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Interesting badge the snippet underneath is from the Gazette of 18/12/1914
The undermentioned Chaplains ceased to
perform duty on the dates given: —
The Reverend Bernard H. A. F. Berlyn.
20th November, 1914.
The Reverend Gerald Thompson. 5th
December, 1914.
10th December, 1914.
The Reverend Charles T. McCann.
The Reverend John Carragher.
and then in the Gazzete of 1/10/1915.
to be 2nd lieutenant (on probation)
Bernard Henry Alfred Forbes Berlyn,
Royal Irish Rifles (Member Inns of Court
Officers Training Corps)

No medal card appears to exist ,so he may not have served overseas, but it appears he was a chaplain for a short period.

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Downing St,27th August 1931

The king has been pleased to give directionss for the appointment of Bernard Henry

Alfred Forbes Berlyn, Esq. (the Second Puisne
Judge), to be the First Puisne Judge of the
Leeward Islands.
From the LG.
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Excellent many thanks for the update, it still remains a mystery of how this Silver War Badge came into the possession of a family totally unconnected with the recipient.

I wonder if the badge was issued to "members of the cloth" so that they wouldn't be accosted by ladies distributing white feathers. ????

regards

Tom

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