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World War One / Re: Andrew Daley-Medal card.
« on: Thursday 13 May 21 13:39 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for that Tony,I did try the N/A,but from what I could gather,the discharge number won't do me any good for finding further info,but I appreciate your help today.

World War One / Andrew Daley-Medal card.
« on: Thursday 13 May 21 11:18 BST (UK)  »
I'm hoping to find out if there is anything to be gleaned from the attached medal card,I'm out of my depth to be honest,so any help would be gratefully accepted.

Bit of colour
Thank you tomkin,I'll pass this on the the family.

Late try from me. :)
Thank you for that Peter,it's very much appreciated.

I'm overwhelmed by all of these offerings,I really do appreciate your hard work on my behalf.             I don't want to sound like I'm giving an Oscar acceptance speech,so thank you each and everyone,for your efforts,his family will be as grateful as I am,be assured.                                                                    Regards to all.

It would be nice if this photo of the young Neil could possibly be corrected before his funeral on wednesday,it is the only image I have and was contemplating trying to do something myself,but am daunted by the poor condition.                                                                                                       
I hope the resolution etc is adequate for restoration,and if wednesday is too tight a time limit,if anything at all can be done,however long it takes is fine.

Armed Forces / Militia Records.
« on: Tuesday 22 September 20 13:56 BST (UK)  »
I've been trying to find my great uncle's military/militia service info prior to WW1on Ancestry without much success,any help would be appreciated.

World War One / Re: Missing in action.
« on: Monday 24 August 20 17:52 BST (UK)  »
In the meantime I have read "British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany" by Oliver Wilkinson.  In it the author states: "In theory, as soon as a man was captured he was given a postcard to send home which... conveyed his name, number, regiment and nature of wounds (if any)."  How soon any of these cards might reach the next of kin is unclear and notice he writes "in theory".  No one in our family has seen any such card if indeed one was sent by my grandfather.

The book is an interesting read if you are interested in finding out more about how POWs were treated and how they coped with captivity.
Hi Paul,that sounds like a good read,I'll have a mooch on Amazon,thanks for the tip.

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