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In the Hull Daily Mail

Hunt for family named 'Thompson' after World War One medals found at car boot sale - Hull Live (hulldailymail.co.uk)

 

I have found

Name: Percy Thompson
Regiment or Corps: Royal Army Medical Corps
Regimental Number: 1653
 
anyone get more such as DOB, location etc?
 
regards
Jon
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The leader on Ancestry badly transposed as says Sheffield, but when you look it is Driffield

Name: Percy Thompson
Gender: Male
Document Date: 1914
Residence Place: 17 Wansford Rd, Sheffield
Military Date: 1914
Relationship to Soldier: Self (Head)
Regimental Number: 390225
Regiment Name: Royal Army Medical Corps
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1911 census 1911 England Census - Ancestry.co.uk

Name: Percy Thompson
Age in 1911: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Carnaby, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Great Driffield
Search Photos: Search for 'Great Driffield' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
Country: England
Street Address: 17 Wansford Rd Driffield
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Apprentice Platelayer
Registration District Number: 525
Sub-registration District: Driffield
ED, institution, or vessel: 07
Piece: 28862
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Thompson 54
Elizabeth Thompson 49
Percy Thompson 18
Leonard Parris 4
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Posted (edited)

Thanks Charlie962

I've emailed details to the newspaper reporterwith a link to the thread

See what happens.

also tried to message the owner of the private tree with a link to the newspaper story

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Matlock1418
39 minutes ago, jonbem said:

The article states "R. THOMPSON, 1653, RAMC" - won't help them with a search if his name was actually Percy

:-) M

 

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Just now, Matlock1418 said:

The article states "R. THOMPSON, 1653, RAMC" - won't help them with a search if his name was actually Percy

:-) M

 

I think that is why they were going awry! A bit of dodgy engraving and a P becomes an R

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Matlock1418
1 minute ago, jonbem said:

I think that is why they were going awry! A bit of dodgy engraving and a P becomes an R

Hope it wasn't/isn't engraved - should be embossed!

:-) M

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Unfortunately no edge pics on the news report :angry:

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Matlock1418
2 minutes ago, jonbem said:

Unfortunately no edge pics on the news report :angry:

They never show us the important bits!

:-) M

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On 12/05/2021 at 22:08, Matlock1418 said:

Hope it wasn't/isn't engraved - should be embossed!

:-) M

If the name was embossed, the letters would be raised above the surface of the rim, and presumably in danger of wearing away. I think the letters were punched or otherwise impressed into the rim of the medal. If this thread were transferred to the MEDAL part of the Forum I'm sure someone would come up with the correct terminology.

 

aim

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I got an email reply from the reporter of the newspaper story and she is passing the details onto the gentleman in the report. i await to see what transpires.

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Matlock1418
13 minutes ago, aim said:

If the name was embossed, the letters would be raised above the surface of the rim, and presumably in danger of wearing away. I think the letters were punched or otherwise impressed into the rim of the medal. If this thread were transferred to the MEDAL part of the Forum I'm sure someone would come up with the correct terminology.

You are absolutely right about 'embossing' = my error in terminology :-( - I had intended, and agree with you about being sort, of 'punched' into the rim i.e. impressed.

Terminology aside - I hope the medals are genuine and get to someone who genuinely wants and values them.

:-) M

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