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Could anyone give info on the following written on medal cards??

first of all these figs and numbers...wot do they mean?.... 0/2/104B30 (7840 G Jackson)

and now these...F/101B11 then there is something cant quite read pos rtd(1743-KR)8115/?? (32907 f brown)

Many thanks to all those that reply.....Chris

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hello

they look like the reference to the medal rolls held at the NA

best to post the mic as so be read in context

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First one.

George Henry Jackson 7840 The Lincolnshire Regiment. ( 1st Battalion )

George Henry Jackson 219135 Labour Corps

George Henry Jackson 79629 West Yorkshire Regiment

He entered a theatre of war 21/8/14 with the Lincs Regt. This entitled him to the 1914 Star, and as he served under fire, he was also entitled to the Clasp to go with it. Then for some reason he was transferred to the Labour corp. It is likely he had been wounded or ill and was unable to continue as a front line soldier. When he recovered he was transferred back to a front line unit, this time The West Yorks Regt.

The numbers in the medal box are the medal roll numbers which you would use to check on his awards at the National Archive.

Clasp 43047 - not sure what this number is unless its also medal roll.

CL & R - Clasp (as mentioned before) and Roses (Awarded I think for being mentioned in dispatches and worn on the Victory medal ribbon) the numbers after that may be a reference to the battalion diary and London gazette entry.

The 2nd card is much simpler. except for the part at the bottom which says his medals were returned for some reason.

Hope some of this helps

Neil

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First one.

Clasp 43047 - not sure what this number is unless its also medal roll.

CL & R - Clasp (as mentioned before) and Roses (Awarded I think for being mentioned in dispatches and worn on the Victory medal ribbon) the numbers after that may be a reference to the battalion diary and London gazette entry.

Neil

roses are to be worn on the ribbon when the medal is not present to indicate a bar

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