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Hello

I think that I know the answer to this question but would welcome the valued opinion of the Forum readers.I haver in my posession a Great War pair named to Captain W.E. Rothwell.

On an initial search through the MIC previews I discovered that there was an entry for a Captain William Edward Rothwell Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who was also Lieutenant Colonel.

I was quite excited as this is my particular collecting interest.

I decided to press on further in the search to eliminate the possibility of any other Officers with an identical surname and christian initials.

There were two further card entries.

One again for W.E Rothwell given as Major/Temporary Lieutenant Colonel.

Second for a Captain W.E. Rothwell in the R.A.M.C.

Somewhat disappointed Imy instinct is that the medals relate to this man ( and I mean no disrepct whatsoever in this comment.)

If it were to the Ryl Innis Fus Officer I guess the rank would be incorrect,and there is definetely a star missing? The Museum probably has his medals.

What do members of the Forum think?

Thanking you as always for your help.

Regards,

Bob Norman.

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I would also think it was the RAMC man. The absence of the star is not pertinent but the ranks are? Phil B

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Per the London Gazette:

W E Rothwell, RIF, was a substantive Captain in 1914 when appointed as an ADC, and was already a substantive Major by the time he was appointed Lt. Col. whilst Commandant of a School of Intsruction on 23-3-1917. He was later employed as a Commandant of a School of Musketry from 20th May 1919.

W E Rothwell RAMC was promoted substantive Captain on 23-7-1916 with 3rd East Lancs. Field Ambulance.

Steve.

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Per the London Gazette:

W E Rothwell, RIF, was a substantive Captain in 1914 when appointed as an ADC, and was already a substantive Major by the time he was appointed Lt. Col. whilst Commandant of a School of Intsruction on 23-3-1917. He was later employed as a Commandant of a School of Musketry from 20th May 1919.

W E Rothwell RAMC was promoted substantive Captain on 23-7-1916 with 3rd East Lancs. Field Ambulance.

Steve.

Thank you Gentlemen for your trouble and the information!!!

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