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Army Orders for LSGC medals


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Hello

I have a few LSGC medals and they all have Army Order dates and numbers on the medal roll..

What exactly would this order tell me if I looked it up (is that possible) and would it tell me anything about the soldier ?

Cheers

Ian

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Steve

Thanks for that - I wont waste my time at the NA looking for them as they wont add any info

Cheers

Ian

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Actually, the AOs are useful: they provide a year of publication ie. year of qualification and therefore [if you know minimum period of qualification, which varied a little] a latest year of enlistment [some soldiers were misbehaved so early service did not count] and lo! and behold! another point on the graph of 'regimental number against year'.

This is the basis of a lot of my regimental number research.

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Hello

Perhaps I will dig them out - how do I go about doing so next time i am at the na ?

Ian

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on the contrary: this tells us all these men could not have enlisted more recently than 1896, 18 years previously. It also tells us where the regimental numbers had got to in each unit, give or take a year.

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