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I'm researching some relatives of mine who served in WW1, and was wondering if anyone could give me further information. Davies, Albert George Sapper Royal Engineers-176th Tunneling Company, Saunders, William John Private Welsh Regiment-2nd Battalion, and Thomas James Evans, I beleive who was in the 15th Battalion Welsh, who was injured sometime during 1917-18. All three were from Llanelly, although TJ Evans was born in Ystradyfodwg. The first two were KIA and TJ Evans survived the war. How can I find a list of soldiers who got the Silver War Badge?

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I'm researching some relatives of mine who served in WW1, and was wondering if anyone could give me further information. Davies, Albert George Sapper Royal Engineers-176th Tunneling Company, Saunders, William John Private Welsh Regiment-2nd Battalion, and Thomas James Evans, I beleive who was in the 15th Battalion Welsh, who was injured sometime during 1917-18. All three were from Llanelly, although TJ Evans was born in Ystradyfodwg. The first two were KIA and TJ Evans survived the war.

I would start by going through the CWGC site and comparing the regt. no's for the two KIA and see if you can narrow it down that way. TJ Evans might be on Ancestry in the War pension records, but it's a long shot as there are a lot missing.

There are 2 Albert G Davies on the MIC index

Medal card of Davies, Albert G

Corps: Royal Engineers

Regiment No: 306068

Rank: Sapper...

Medal card of Davies, Albert G

Corps: Royal Engineers

Regiment No: 158410

Rank: Sapper

1914-1920 WO 372/5

William J Saunders

Medal card of Saunders, William J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 1495

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/17

Medal card of Saunders, William J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 1669

Rank: Private

Medal card of Saunders, William J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 40006

Rank: Private...

Thomas J Evans..

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Monmouthshire Regiment

Regiment No: 60340

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 241844

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 74453

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 60278

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 57905

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 42040

Rank: Private

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 27293

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 21823

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 18720

Rank: Private...

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 18417

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 17872

Rank: Private...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 14430

Rank: Lance Corporal...

1914-1920 WO 372/6

Medal card of Evans, Thomas J

Corps: 4th Welsh Regiment

Regiment No: 4002

Rank: Private...

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Janus,

Presumably you have all the info that can be obtained online, espcially for the two casualties? That inlcudes the MIC - which for Evans might have his SWB reference. Either way it will take a visit to Kew to further your searches, provided you have concluded the readily available searches such as CWGC and SDGW.

If so, then I guess you are after more specific info that pals on here sometimes collect about particular regiments or battalions.

In that case, you might like to post a specific request for each serviceman individually, drawing attention to his unit, so that any interested pals might more readily spot your requests.

A question of 'marketing'!

Ian

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The two killed in action would not have received the silver war badge as it was for men discharged suffering from wounds or illness due to their army service. Their next of kin would have received the bronze memorial plaque. For the third man his medal index card would have any SWB entitlement, either on the same card as his medal entitlement, or on a separate card.

If you can find his number I will check to see if he is on the 'pensions' file.

Pete

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The casualties are presumably these men:

Name: DAVIES

Initials: A G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sapper

Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers

Unit Text: 176th Tunnelling Coy.

Date of Death: 15/03/1918

Service No: 158410

Additional information: Husband of Caroline Matilda Davies.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 2.

Cemetery: ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...?casualty=50900

Name: DAVIES, Albert George

Regiment, Corps etc.: Corps of Royal Engineers

Battalion etc.: n/a

Last name: Davies

First name(s): Albert George

Initials: A G

Birthplace: Llanelly, Carmarthenshire

Enlisted: Llanelly, Carmarthenshire

Residence: Not listed

Rank: SPR.

Number: 158410

Date died: 15 March 1918

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Supplementary Notes: (176TH TUNN. COY., R.E.).

Name: SAUNDERS, WILLIAM JOHN

Initials: W J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Welsh Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Date of Death: 28/12/1914

Service No: 1669

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 23 and 24.

Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...asualty=1561718

Name: SAUNDERS, William John

Regiment, Corps etc.: Welsh Regiment

Battalion etc.: 2nd Battalion.

Last name: Saunders

First name(s): William John

Initials: W J

Birthplace: Llanelly

Enlisted: Llanelly

Residence: Not listed

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 1669

Date died: 28 December 1914

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Supplementary Notes: None

Steve.

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