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snailybailey

Hi all,

 

Having found this guy on the census (at last) I am now looking for his MM award entry in the LG (dated 10th August 1916) with no luck. I have tried filtering my search just using his name and  dates spanning the award date but it says 'No results found'??? I dont get it!

 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/755710/ARTHUR%20DAVIES/

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His MM is in the London Gazette of 10th August 1916. (Below)    London Gazette is no good to search for on full names of Other Ranks- as you can see they only have an initial/ initials  The short-circuit tip is to put in the surname and the service number.

 

 

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snailybailey

Thank you guys!...I’ll brush up

on my searching skills

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GraemeClarke

Morning,

 

Google this

 

"London Gazette" davies 9704

 

and up he pops.

 

Use "London Gazette" and the details, usually works (not always)

 

Regards, 

 

Graeme

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sadbrewer

From The Manchester Evening News, Aug 11th, 1916.

Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive 

 

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Ivor Anderson

His MM Index Card is viewable here (TNA image below): http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6150724 No schedule no. on it.

He was with the 11th Battalion at the time.

Arthur Died 29 September 1916, but the LG of 10 August 1916 contained awards for April to very early July 1916.

It is worth checking the war diary of the 11th Battalion from April to August 1916: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7353374

 

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Ivor Anderson

L/Sjt. William Hall 13103, of 11th Bn. is listed on the next page of the same LG. L/Cpl. Edgar Trudgill 7671 was 11th Bn. too.

They each have the same authorisation number: 0137 2666. There may be others (a few are 1st Bn. e.g. Knighton, Williams, Yates).

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