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Is it a fair assumption that if an individual is NOT designated as 'NM' in the 1918 and 1919 Electoral Registers and at the same time does not appear in the Silver War Badge List, then its likely that he never served during the war?  

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1 hour ago, leofric said:

Is it a fair assumption that if an individual is NOT designated as 'NM' in the 1918 and 1919 Electoral Registers and at the same time does not appear in the Silver War Badge List, then its likely that he never served during the war?  

Possibly but a few ideas which might be open for discussion (excepting errors in the roll which can influence how you interpret the possible service) :

 

A man could have served earlier, been discharged time-expired and later been too ill to serve again - as he was not discharged ill I don't think he would have been eligible for a SWB.

 

A man could have spent the entire war in a reserved/starred occupation at home - although technically a soldier would he have been marked as such on  the electoral list ?

 

Craig

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SWB is not really much of an indicator, many of those entitled didn't bother claiming them.

 

TEW

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