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Armed Forces / Re: russian order of st george - royal artillery
« on: Sunday 18 November 07 18:03 GMT (UK)  »
Be aware that the links show the Order of St. George in the highest class.
Sgt. Passmore was awarded the Cross of the Order of St. George 4th Class.


Armed Forces / Re: Citations - B.E.M and Mention in Dispatches
« on: Tuesday 18 September 07 07:38 BST (UK)  »
MID 7 June 1918
The KING has further been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned Officers and Men in the London Gazette, as having received an expression of commendation for their services:
Chief Offr. Bertram Samuel Day.

BEM 20 Jan. 1942
Bertram George Day, Cadet.
The ship was many times attacked by enemy aircraft. During the attack by bomb and machine-gun Cadet Day stood to his gun, held his fire until fairly sure of results and at least twice badly damaged the enemy, who was forced to retire losing height rapidly.

World War One / Re: WW1 Pension/Service Record query
« on: Monday 06 August 07 15:00 BST (UK)  »
He was in the 4th Battalion which was a volunteer battalion (part-time soldier) and in 1907 he enlisted in the Regular Army.


Armed Forces / Re: identify medals please
« on: Saturday 04 August 07 16:55 BST (UK)  »
These are British War and Victory Medals, no doubt about that.
What does the MIC show?


World War Two / Re: Home guard. Lincoln
« on: Tuesday 24 July 07 18:20 BST (UK)  »
The Home Guard Record Cards were held by the Army Medal Office. When it closed down they were transferred to a new archive but I am not sure where they are now.


Armed Forces / Re: Key? & colour sergeant royal artillery pre 1827
« on: Tuesday 24 July 07 07:13 BST (UK)  »

You will probably find that it is Pay & Colour Sergeant.


Armed Forces / Re: 14th and 65th regiments in NZ
« on: Saturday 07 July 07 06:41 BST (UK)  »
The 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment served in New Zealand from 1860. In 1866 the regiment moved to Australia. The 14th were never an Irish Regiment.

The 65th (Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment served in New Zealand from 1846. In 1865 it left for England.

The two New Zealand Regiments mentioned have nothing to do with this period and so you don't need to worry about them.


Armed Forces / Re: Is this Indian Army?
« on: Saturday 23 June 07 14:29 BST (UK)  »

The last reference that I have is that Major J.K. McConnell transferred to the Unemployed List in April 1936.

I will be going to the Gurkha Museum in July and they have a very good run of Indian Army Lists. I will look him up if I get time.


Armed Forces / Re: Is this Indian Army?
« on: Saturday 23 June 07 13:41 BST (UK)  »
It is GRI - Georgius Rex Imperator  (George King Emperor) and yes it was used by the Indian Army.

2nd Lieutenant James Kerr McConnell was commissioned on the Indian Unattached List in 1916. Promoted Lieutenant July 1917. Posted to the 74th Punjabis in December 1917.

Is this your man?


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