NickL Posted 22 May Share Posted 22 May Hello, I am tracing the life of a family member on the Ancestry website and found out that he had been awarded the Military Medal. I am trying to find out what he may have been awarded it for and hoped that somebody here might be able to point me in the direction of where to look. The details I have so far are 10th Bn Essex Regiment, number 33152. From his service record he was in France from 30/11/1916 to 4/6/1917 and then returned home for a period of time but no date is given for when he returned to France. He was wounded and the record says "G.S.W. Chest 23/8/1918" - I wonder if this is related in any way to the award of his medal? In the unit war diary for that day it records an action where 3 officers were killed and 3 were injured. There were also 25 other ranks killed, 145 injured and 35 missing. In his service records it says:- L.G. d/13-3-19 Mily Medal [the date may be 13-2-19, the month is faded] There is also a record for him at the National Archives WO 372/23/174159 which, instead of a date it says "Date of Gazette - No 59". The other information contained there is "Registered Paper 68/121/772" and "Schedule Number 211412" Would anyone here be able to point me in the direction of where I might find out exactly when and why he received the medal? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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