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Michelle Young

My brother in law has unearthed his grandfathers medals, a photo and some silk postcards. William Wormald served in the MCG, service no 64695. MIC shows just War and Victory medals. Is there anyway he can find out what company? 

Thanks 

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Courtesy of Findmypast

 

Service record is available

138th Battalion

 

 

Tim

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Michelle Young said:

My brother in law has unearthed his grandfathers medals, a photo and some silk postcards. William Wormald served in the MCG, service no 64695. MIC shows just War and Victory medals. Is there anyway he can find out what company? 

Thanks 

He has surviving records.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO363-4%2F007319317%2F00364&parentid=GBM%2FWO363-4%2F7319317%2F13%2F364


Looks like 61st MGC by the time of discharge.
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138th MGC in 1917
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Craig

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Michelle Young

That's brilliant thank you. 

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Michelle Young

I've passed this onto my sister who is really grateful.

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Borden Battery

Here are two additional general sources from the CEF Study Group List of Recommended Great War Websites.  Borden Battery

 

The Machine Gun Corps Research Database

The large database of British Machine Gun Corps Officers and Men in the World – fee for service. Contains details of over 100,000 soldiers who served with the MGC. Sources include: 1914-15 Star Rolls, The Army List, British War Medal and Victory Medal rolls, Soldiers died in the Great War, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, General Service Medal and Indian General Service Medal rolls, The London Gazette, Officer’s 'Long Numbers', Medal Index Cards, Records of Military Hospitals (MH106), Prisoners of War, Order of Battle of Divisions, Rolls of Honour, The British Red Cross Society, The Marquis de Ruvigny, Silver War Badges, Territorial Force War Medals, Official War Diaries, The War Illustrated, War Services of Military Officers (1920), Enlistment Papers of Great War Soldiers (WO363), and Pension Papers of Great War Soldiers (WO364). [CEF Study Group – Sept 2020]

http://www.machine-gun-corps-database.co.uk/

 

The Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades' Association

The Old Comrades' Association was formed by Veterans of the Machine Gun Corps after WW1 and. There are only six MGC Veterans, however, most members nowadays are relatives or descendant's of MGC men or those simply interested in the MGC specifically or the Great War in general.  The Association provides research assistance and commemoration services. [CEF Study Group – Sept 2020]

http://www.machineguncorps.co.uk/index.html

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Michelle Young

Thank you, will point them in these directions. 

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Michelle, the most usual chronological sequence would be Machine Gun Company first (from formation in 1916), and then Machine Gun Battalion from March 1918.  However, it was an enormous corps by 1918 and there might well have been exceptions, especially if away from F&F.

 

From LLT:

61st Coy MGC.  Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 20th Division, 3 March 1916. Moved into No 20 Bn, MGC 15 March 1918.

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There are still a few postings of silk card images on Twitter if you are interested and want to make a contribution . @silkpostcards for example. 

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