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Offline SmallTownGirl

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Reading a Medal Roll - General
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:19 BST (UK) »
Using William Edward Hodgett as an example, he's on the Medal Roll under the Leicestershire Regiment (Service No 44053) and then in the next column it reads:

91763 11/W.Rid.Reg
Pte
39436 22/Durh. L.I.
39436 1/7 Durh. L.I

Does that mean he served with the W.Riding Regiment first (on enlistment), then the 22nd Bn DLI, then the 1/7th Bn DLI, finishing with the Leicestershire Regiment, or all the other way around, please?

Given that he didn't qualify for the 1914/15 Star and 11/W.Rid Rgt was a training battalion, I'm thinking he started there and went via the DLI before ending the war with the Tigers.  Is that right?

Also, can anything be gleaned from his various service numbers to indicate when he moved between Regiments, please?

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Re: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:30 BST (UK) »
The medal roll will show each battalion he served overseas with in order. So if that's the order then he first went overseas with the 11/WRR.
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: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:39 BST (UK) »
So there's a mistake somewhere.
As you say the 11th. didn't go overseas but it's been included which is the mistake.
So you would have to go with the 2nd. Regt. which was 22/DLI.
Posted to the 7th. & then the Leics. which was his Regt. at discharge.
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: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:44 BST (UK) »
So there's a mistake somewhere.


Thank heavens for mistakes  ;D

Well, sometimes anyway  ;)

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Re: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:46 BST (UK) »
I notice on the roll that information regarding overseas service has been crossed out.
Looks like an admin. error on someone's part not reading the rules.
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: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:50 BST (UK) »
I notice on the roll

Can you make anything of the writing in the final column (ending with the date 29.7.1925)?  Do you think it possibly signifies he served after1920 and his records might be with the MOD? 

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Re: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:56 BST (UK) »
he's asking for his medals to be replaced ie. he's lost them.
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: Reading a Medal Roll - General
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:59 BST (UK) »
he's asking for his medals to be replaced ie. he's lost them.
Thanks  :)
STG
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