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Trio for soldier KIA?


Roxy
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My ggf (see signature) was kia in 1915. His MIC indicates, as far as I can make out, medal rolls for Victory Medal and British War Medal (D/103 B7 695) and 1914-15 Star (D8 B 61). A colleague suggested that he would not have received the Victory Medal as he was dead by Armistice Day.

My family don't have the medals (as far as I am aware) but I would be interested to hear what Pals think the actual answer is. Thanks in advance.

Roxy

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Roxy,

Your colleague is wrong.

His next of kin should have received his 1914-15 trio, scroll and death plaque.

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Thanks, Derek. That's what I thought. An impressive response time as expected!

Roxy

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Hello

the award of as 14 or 15 star guarantees a victory medal

Ian

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the award of as 14 or 15 star guarantees a victory medal

Though not necessarily a UK one!{a very few UK/Commonwealth Officers/NCOs received US Victory Medals as were by 1918 attached to US Forces.I have not heard of Other nations AVMs being granted to UK Men though,anyone know of any?}

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The award of the Victory Medal signified that the recipient had served in a theatre of war at some point during the war. Whether you were there at the Armistice did not come into it.

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RNAS and RFC men with those services inscribed on their medals had left the war zones by 1 April 1918. They received pairs or trios as their service required.

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