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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 01 May 16 15:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Malcolm

Please could you post details of how you went about obtaining the medals. 

My great grandfathers WW1 medals were returned to the MOD as he no longer lived with his wife when they were issued.

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #10 on: Monday 02 May 16 15:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Helen

Links to the MOD medal office website.
 
Guidance on applying for medals
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-ministry-of-defence-medal-office
 
Medal Application Form
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-for-medals
 
You’ll see several statements on the website and application that WW1 medals cannot be “replaced” or “issued” (in the MOD, “issued” seems to mean produced & issued for the first time).  However, medals can be “re-issued” if it can be shown that the original medals were returned – e.g. due to non-delivery.
 
I didn’t know the application process when I first heard about this possibility, so I emailed the medal office and asked for advice on the procedure for having WW1 medals re-issued in the circumstances of non-delivery.  I then had to send a copy of his medal card (this showed his medals were returned) and they then sent me the medal application form.
 
I did all my communication with the MOD Medal Office by email (to DBS-Medals@mod.uk), including sending the medal card and application form.

Hope this helps.  Good luck!!
  Malcolm
 
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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #11 on: Monday 02 May 16 19:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks Malcom.

Will give it a go.

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 04 May 16 23:15 BST (UK) »
Good Luck.  Let us know how it goes  :)

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 21 August 16 21:11 BST (UK) »
I was wondering if medals sent back in protest are part of this scheme?

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #14 on: Monday 22 August 16 10:33 BST (UK) »
I was wondering if medals sent back in protest are part of this scheme?

I don't think that medals returned in protest will be re-issued.  I understand this scheme only applies where the original medals were returned due to them not being delivered to the intended recipient (i.e. the soldier or next-of-kin).

It's probably worth checking with the MOD medal office just to be sure - their contact details are in the links I posted previously. 

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Wood(s) – Lancashire/Clayton-le-Moors & Sawley (orig. W.Yorkshire 1841)
Thornley, Heyes – Lancashire/Clayton-le-Moors
Emmett – Lancashire/Chorley, Blackburn
Nightingale, Livesey, Warburton, Gorton – Lancashire/Blackburn, Darwen
Kilshaw - Lancaster
Mahoney – Oswaldtwistle, Ireland
Brennan – E.Lancs., Tipperary

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #15 on: Monday 22 August 16 20:38 BST (UK) »
Malcolm thanks for you reply.

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 03 September 16 19:21 BST (UK) »

Thanks for the post, it has given me hope that I may be able to claim medals that were returned, unclaimed. I hope to information you all how I get on.
Brian
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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 21 September 16 16:34 BST (UK) »
After a few exchanges of e-mails, it looks like I may be able to receive my great grandfathers WWI medals after all. Will let you know if they arrive.
Brian
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EVANS[CAERNARVONSHIRE/DENBIGHSHIRE]
SLOAN/SLOANE[CAERNARVONSHIRE]
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ROBERTS[Caernarvonshire]
TODD[ANTRIM]
McNEILL[Antrim]
FURNEAUX[DEVON]
SKINNER[DEVON]
WEST[Devon]
SANDERS/SAUNDERS[DEVON]
WEBBER[Devon]
BARRET[Devon]
POPE[Devon]
EDWARDS [Caernarvonshire/Denbighshire]