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chesterflyer

I was at the Fusilier museum up at Alnwick the other day and came across a Private Scott who was awarded both the 1914 Star and the 1915 star and served in the Northumberland Fusiliers andThe Border Regiment. I thought you could only be issued one or the other? Any ideas?

 

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Ron Clifton

You are right: those awarded the 1914 Star were not eligible for the 1914-15 Star as well. That said, I am sure that some mistakes were made, such as this one. The change of regiment, which incidentally would have involved a change of Infantry Record Office, probably explains the mistake in this case.

 

Ron

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bif

Chesterflyer,   Congratulation, you have an "official" anomaly !   :thumbsup:

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Jim Strawbridge

I have seen it before but it is a rare occurence.

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chesterflyer

Thanks for all your answers guys, a rather strange one at that!

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