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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 16 December 17 12:10 GMT (UK) »
I have tried some sites in the past, when I was signed up to no avail but no longer a member. Iíve also edited detail of last post

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 16 December 17 13:17 GMT (UK) »
I have a replacement of my Great grandfathers discharge paper, it tells me he has a DCM itís the only fact I have no explanation  of how it was achieved, anyone able to help with this. I can pm all relevant info on discharge papers if anyone could help.

The DCM is a little odd - the only James Campbell, HLI, listed on the Ancestry citations with a DCM is Cpl 200183 - but his medal index card does not show the DCM, but Sgt 24324's does. I wonder if it is a simple paperwork snafu?

You could try the London Gazette (free & online) which printed all DCM awards - you might turn up something Ancestry doesn't have.  However, the search of the Gazette is OCR based and misses a lot. Cpl 200183 was Gazetted 15 Nov 1918 (published in the 12 Nov 1918 edition). The only hit for 24324 is Pte John Hart of the Dorsets - he got a Military Medal.
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 16 December 17 13:54 GMT (UK) »
I have seen this before also but as you say the number is different.  So wasnít sure j campbell ainít a easy name to research as there is a lot of them.  If I were to apply for records what other info would I expect to get. From the facts I have.

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:32 GMT (UK) »
Odd, his Medal Roll has the DCM struck off. This is against the 10/HLI. He also served in the 5th.
200183 J. Campbell was in the 5th.
10/HLI diary: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01l6e/
The 5th were TF & re-numbered in 1917 hence the 200183 number.
His service record if it exists will tell you if they are one in the same but I suspect they are different men as there are 2 Medal Rolls.
His DCM has been crossed out.
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Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
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Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Could he have had a different number issued. What do mean struck off the medal card I have itís beside his surname, On his discharge paper itís also listed.  I donít have ancestry anymore so canít see your link.

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Amended above post.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Jim Iím not up to speed with military records, the discharge paper proves the DCM.  But the records Iíve researched confused me with different numbers.  Not sure what my next course of action would be.

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:12 GMT (UK) »
OK 200183 James Campbell died of wounds 22/11/1917.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: WW1 record guidance
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Not him then my great papa didnít die till 1966