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Did T E Lawrence apply for his medals?

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Dragoon

Hello, 

Did T E Lawrence ( as we all know AKA Lawrence of Arabia ) apply for his medals?

If Officers didn't apply for them, a MIC was not produced, and I can't find one for him.

There are MID ones that's all, non for BWM and Victory medals etc, not that I can see anyway?

Doing this post for a friend who's interested in TEL.

Thank you good people for your time.

 

Chris 

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Jervis

I don’t know the answer. 

 

However I vaguely recall reading that certain high profile individuals’ records were removed from Ancestry collection. e.g. Churchill. So possibly TEL’s was just not made available publicly. 

 

Jervis. 

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Skipman

"Officers had to apply for their campaign medals but Lawrence had no interest in awards for himself and declined, so he does not have an entry," explained National Archives' military expert William Spencer. BBC News Channel

 

Mike

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sadbrewer

If you look at photos from the 1920's in his RAF uniform, he isn't wearing the ribbons.

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David Filsell

"He declined" his medals - how wonderfully TEL!

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Dragoon

Thank you all for your informative answers, greatly appreciated, and sorry for my late reply.

 

Chris 

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