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My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have attached a photo of my great granddads 1914-15 star? medal - on the back is a number - what does the number mean - the reason I ask is that I presumed it was his rank and number but when searching for his military records I keep coming across the same name, John Doran, but there is a different number from the one on the medal - the number on the record is the regimental number?  So could someone confirm what the number on the medal represents.

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Michelle
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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:22 GMT (UK) »
He served first in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with the number shown 11800 on his 1914-15 Star (for Gallipoli in August 1915) with 6th Battalion. He was later (after Jan 1917) transferred to the Labour Corps where he had the number 336803.

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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Oh wow, thank you MaxD - I knew about the Inniskilling Fusiliers however nothing about the labour corps and I cannot find his military service records anywhere - so far I've found his Dad and brother but not him!  I shall see if I can make more progress with the later number.  Thank you so much :)
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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:09 GMT (UK) »
I'm living in hope that there may be a photo of him knocking about somewhere - they were very thin on the ground and my Gran when she moved from Glasgow to Macclesfield had one photo - which she gave to a four year old girl, (me), along with other photos, to play with - guess who ripped poor John Doran into pieces? :( Years later I am the one in the family who is hell bent on doing the family tree and would so love to see one photo of him!
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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Apart from his medal records I'm afraid it looks as if his service record is among the ones lost in the bombing in the second war.

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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 16:00 GMT (UK) »
I am sceptical and would not, myself, pay to see it.  Those service records that survived the second war are the property of the National Archives who have out sourced them to Ancestry and Findmypast- they aren't there.  Topic here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=764733.0

You might like to ask if someone who has a sub to that site will look for you. 

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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again for the replies - I had a look at the link and found two records with some information on them that could join a few dots on my family tree branches - I ended up joining for a  month - the records did confirm that he had a bad leg - ( my nan always said how he had a slight limp from the war), and it said it was a shell injury - however - it lists him as being in the 1st battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers lol - whereby its always been stated he was in the 6th battalion - oh well, I have a month now to scoop out other records :) Massive thanks to both of you for helping me out :)
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Re: My Great Grandfathers 1914-15 Star
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Out of curiosity - what sort of record was it?  They had him as a sergeant which his medal records don't do and his medal record also confirms 6th Battalion and the date to Gallipoli agrees with that.

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