Guest CaptainQuark Posted 4 August , 2006 Share Posted 4 August , 2006 Please help! I'm a first-timer at this genealogy business, but I find I have to become good at it very quickly as I'm putting together a family history book on behalf of an important client. One of the family members I'm researching is an Edwin Dyson Healey (1883-1964) of Hull, listed in his marriage certificate as a "General & Shoeing Smith". A search of the National Archives website reveals that an Edwin D Healey of the Royal Garrison Regiment received a campaign medal. Can any of the experts on this forum suggest ways of finding out whether these two people are one and the same? What is the likelihood of a "general & shoeing smith" being posted to an artillery regiment rather than the local East Yorkshire infantry regiment. Presumably (I'm not an expert in WWI miltary history) artillery pieces were still horse-drawn, but would his professional expertise be of any use in maintaining and repairing the artillery pieces themselves? Also, I have attached the relevant medal card, but there is no indication of which medal was awarded. Any ideas? Many thanks to anyone who can help me shed some light on this. CQ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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