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Sure there is an obvious answer but can't think what it is! 

 

Is there a medal, honour, decoration etc that is abbreviated to "E de B"?  I am transcribing a memorial and it is after one name.  I thought it was some strange first name at first but looking again at the way it is written, it looks like a medal, honour or decoration. He was an officer, Major.

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mbriscoe
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Just come across a Rev. E. De B. Thurston in the BNA so perhaps it is some strange forename. And seeing other names like that.

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Robin Garrett

De B might stand for De Broe. I came across an officer during my service with this name but I think he was a Ferguson.

 

Robin

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mbriscoe
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43 minutes ago, Robin Garrett said:

De B might stand for De Broe. I came across an officer during my service with this name but I think he was a Ferguson.

 

Robin

 

It's odd, a search of the newspaper archive brings quite a number pf appearances of that combination of letters and not all the same person.  Must just be a forename, it looked more like a decoration with the way it was written.  These are not the same one (it is on the other PC)

 

 

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little bob

Find my Past has records for Rev, Edward de Bassett Thurston born 1867 in Blandford, Dorset. The search goes on.

 

Bob

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PRC
10 hours ago, mbriscoe said:

Sure there is an obvious answer but can't think what it is! 

 

Is there a medal, honour, decoration etc that is abbreviated to "E de B"?  I am transcribing a memorial and it is after one name.  I thought it was some strange first name at first but looking again at the way it is written, it looks like a medal, honour or decoration. He was an officer, Major.

 

 Do you have an image you can share or point us at - the answer, (or at least the route to finding an answer) might become clearer if it can be seen in context,

 

Cheers,

Peter

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mbriscoe
52 minutes ago, PRC said:

 

 Do you have an image you can share or point us at - the answer, (or at least the route to finding an answer) might become clearer if it can be seen in context,

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

It's OK, I initially (from the way it was written on the line) that it might be a medal or decoration along the lines of "C de G" but there is plenty of evidence of it being used for a name a number of times.

 

 

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