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Hi Members

Am a newbie, & have read and searched this brilliant site...

I am researching a William Wright Tomlinson.

Darlington .

I was wondering how to go about a little situ.. I am having, Concerning a find on the Medal rolls online..

Medal card of Tomlinson, William W

Corps Regiment No Rank

Durham Light Infantry 27704

Royal Flying Corps 76612

Date 1914-1920

I know our grt grandfather served in the DLI because a grt aunt has details on her birth cert .. Saying father, ex DLI 5th bat.. and Journeyman Joiner.. she was b1918.

How is it possible to ID this info regards to my grt grandfather.

Does this info say something to an expert`s eye.

Sorry if i have not mamaged to get my point over clearly.

much appreciate any comments

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On the same subject but different member of family tree..

Researching ..

Abram Bradshaw

grt gandfather

In civy street he and his family were travelers, His occupation was known as Traveling Sweetman...

I found this info same place..

Medal card of Bradshaw, Abram

Corps Regiment No Rank

South Lancashire Regiment 28498 Private

Labour Corps 533381 Private

Date 1914-1920

Sounds ..{looks} to me that this may be plausible regards has to his background, but i ask same question`s as above...

regards

russ

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Hi back again 3yrs later, I did ID the William Wright Tomlinson from the very same source, It was his home address 70 Eason rd Darlington, His daughter our grt aunt confirmed that information when we very 1st started our research.

Just could not see the wood for the tree`s ha ha !!!..

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Medal card of Tomlinson, William W

Corps Regiment No Rank

Durham Light Infantry 27704

Royal Flying Corps 76612

Date 1914-1920

Would appreciate any information why he had two sets on his card ?

regards russ

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Medal card of Tomlinson, William W

Corps Regiment No Rank

Durham Light Infantry 27704

Royal Flying Corps 76612

Date 1914-1920

Would appreciate any information why he had two sets on his card ?

regards russ

Hi Russ, 2 sets means that he transferred at some point from 5DLI into RFC. He was fortunate as my great uncle served in 1/5DLI and was captured when the Battalion was virtually wiped out in the German offensive in 1918.

David

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