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Damaged Star.


roselyn2
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I purchased some medals today. With the medals was a damaged 1914-15 Star.  The only clear details that I can see. 1211 GNR. J. A. Xxxxxx R.F. I can’t find him on ancestry. Any help would be appreciated.   Thank you.   LYn 

 

 

 

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I cannot find him on CWGC, so presumably survived the war.

Regards,

JMB

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A British surname starting with an “X” in 1914/5 is pretty unusual!

Is that X certain?

Regards,

JMB

edit: Not X, just unknown!

Edited by JMB1943
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R.F. is presumably R.F.A.?

There is a 1211 Gnr. Joseph A Maloney RFA, later number 725512.

TEW

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Hi Lyn. A little extra information. Gunner Joseph Augustin Maloney served with the 265 Brigade RFA. He was admitted to No34 Combined Clearing Hospital on the 9th October 1918 being transferred the same day to Ludd with Pyrexia (fever) caused by Malaria. 

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Gunner 87.  Thank you for the information.  The Star  is in a very poor condition.  All the best.   Lyn.

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Lyn,

Are you 100% sure the initials are JA?

For the same number, rank and unit there is also J E Wilkinson.

TEW

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12 hours ago, roselyn2 said:

The  Xs is not illegible.     Lyn

By 'is not', do you mean 'is'?

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I think the spacing and what you can see confirms MOLONEY RFA.

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Joseph, born St Josephs, Swansea, clerk by trade, former army number 725512, re-enlisted into the Royal Artillery on he 29th January 1923 with service number 1424726 and appears to have served through to 1st January 1939 when he was discharged under Para 510 (VIII) King's Regulations. Just fyi :)

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19 hours ago, Gunner 87 said:

Joseph, born St Josephs, Swansea, clerk by trade, former army number 725512, re-enlisted into the Royal Artillery on he 29th January 1923 with service number 1424726 and appears to have served through to 1st January 1939 when he was discharged under Para 510 (VIII) King's Regulations. Just fyi :)

In light of 1939 discharge his service records are likely with MOD being prepared for transfer to UK NA imminently.

Steve

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Link to his medal Rolls.

1914/15 Star

BWM & VM

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