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Andrew GALBRAITH
« on: Monday 05 February 18 16:47 GMT (UK) »
I have one entry on the medal index for the Military Medal, gazette on the 17th December 1917 but can find no other medals attributed and cannot find his service record. I know he was a sergeant in the 56th Highland Royal Field Artillery but have no ther details of him. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 16:57 GMT (UK) »
If no medals awarded means he didn't serve overseas.
His service record is probably one of the 70% that were destroyed in the Blitz.
Edit:
Medal Roll says he was awarded the 15 Star, BW & Victory Medals while in the RGA.
Also same on his MIC.
No's. 136, 357148 & 645116 is this him ?
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: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Yes thatís him.

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 17:30 GMT (UK) »
I might suggest you were looking at the Medal Roll which has his MM penned in.
Top of the page says Victory & BW Roll.
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56th Highland Royal Field Artillery
Where has this come from?
The Highland RFA had 3 Brigades. All TF.
His 15 Star qualifying date is 5/6/15 Theatre France.
MIC:
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
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:08 GMT (UK) »
I am not very good at posting images. I found another entry on Findmypast in the British Campaign, Gallantry and Long Service Medals and Awards Transcriptions and in the Royal Artillery military Medal awards transcription.

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:16 GMT (UK) »
Well as you can see he had a chest full.
Not sure about 56th. Highland RFA.
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
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 22:10 GMT (UK) »
If the Military Medal is correct would there be a record anywhere else?

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 18 23:03 GMT (UK) »
There may be some information in the Brigade diary.
This is why I've questioned the info you have as there wasn't a 56th. Highland RFA as far as I know.
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
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Andrew GALBRAITH
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
His MM record is misleading.  His has his unit as 56th (Highland) DAC RFA ie 56 (Highland) (which didn't exist as Jim say) Divisional Ammunition Column RFA. 

However, below is a clue.  That says (in shorthand) attached 51st/ V Heavy Trench Mortar Battery.

As the 51st was THE Highland Division, I'd suggest that 56th is a clerical error.

The war diary for the Div TMBs 95/2584/7 does record the attachment of men from the DAC in July 1917 although I find no MM reference (doesn't mean it isn't there!).. I haven't looked at the %1 Dic DAC diary.

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