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Karenfitzg

Hi.

If you offer of look ups is still available would you know is there a Patrick Kelly listed in 1st Battalion. Attested in 1909 Westmeath. Was awarded all 3 medals. Service numbers difficult but upon attestation it was 7177261.

Thanks 

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Michelle Young

Dear Karen

Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, Michael hasn't visited th forum since 2011. You may be able to contact him via private message once you gphave made two posts.

 

Michelle 

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kenf48
9 hours ago, Karenfitzg said:

Hi.

If you offer of look ups is still available would you know is there a Patrick Kelly listed in 1st Battalion. Attested in 1909 Westmeath. Was awarded all 3 medals. Service numbers difficult but upon attestation it was 7177261.

Thanks 

 

The number you have posted above has seven digits, therefore was not his number on attestation but was in a block issued to the Leinster Regiment in 1920 See parent site https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/new-british-army-numbers-issued-in-1920/

 

The significance of this is that his record may still be available at the MoD which, if you are next of kin you can apply for,  on payment of a fee.

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

 

Guessing his original number was 9137, this Patrick Kelly landed in France on 19 December 1914 compatible with the main body of the 1st Battalion. The number 9137 indicates regular enlistment before January 1910 and after 

February 1909 (.e. 8 October 1909) http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.com/2009/09/leinster-regiment-1st-2nd-battalions.html

This is the number that will be on his medals.

 

Ken

 

 

 

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Jervis

Details of his service here. Link

 

Original from Mullingar, but address on discharge is Glasgow. Mobilised in Aug 1914, served right through to March 1919. Served in France, Salonika and Egypt. 

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Karenfitzg

Thanks for the replies. Very helpful.

 

Thanks Ken. Lots of helpful information. 

 

Thanks Jervis that’s him. I have also found his medal card online which gives two regiment numbers but as of yet have been unable to find his service record. 

His medal record indicates that all medals were returned. From reading other forums it looks like they were unable to be delivered. 

Regards

karen 

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kenf48
6 minutes ago, Karenfitzg said:

 

His medal record indicates that all medals were returned. From reading other forums it looks like they were unable to be delivered. 

Regards

karen 

 

If you are related you may find this thread useful regarding his medals as you may be able to claim then

 

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/216669-mod-confirm-they-are-issuing-returned-ww1-medals/

 

Ken

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Karenfitzg

Thanks for the link Ken. Yes I am a great grand daughter but my mum is still alive so I may make the application on her behalf. As he died before she was born we didn’t know much about him until now. 

I’ll keep the forum posted as to how I get on. 

Karen 

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