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British Army service and German PoW camps LS and GC medals


Hedley Malloch
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Did time spent in a German PoW camp during WW1 count as service in the British army which could be credited towards the award of a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal?

Many thanks in advance for all help.

Hedley Malloch

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should do as still a serving soldier


I have a group with LSGC to a POW so will look his details up for a specific example

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Lt Powell late 8657 Coldstream Guards

Joined 1910, taken POW 1915 - 1918 and awarded LSGC 1928

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The answer is yes.

My grandfather joined the Territorials in 1910 and had four years service towards the Territorial efficiency medal? before the war, which required 12 years service. The next four years he was a PoW and as it was war service it counted double so by the time he was discharged in 1919 he had the required 12 years.

Doug

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This seems clear enough.

Doug, Coldstreamer - many thanks.

Hedley

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Should add commissioned 15 years after LSGC awarded

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