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Armed Forces / Re: medical discharge james monaghan
« on: Today at 15:45 »
I added to my post.

No, there was no official process of photographing individual soldiers.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: medical discharge james monaghan
« on: Today at 15:36 »
Explanation of DAH (the number appears to be 30% which comes up on his pension ward sheet later in the papers.)

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/what-were-vdh-and-dah/#:~:text=DAH%20means%20disorderly%20action%20of%20the%20heart%2C%20sometimes,Sir%20Arthur%20F.%20Hurst%20%28London%3A%20Edward%20Arnold%2C%201918%29%3A

Aggravated by Army Service not attributable.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: Lance Corporal John Murtagh
« on: Today at 12:28 »
This:
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/

is definitive as far as records go.  Note paragraph 2.  In essence, unless an identifiable record is to be found on line, and that doesn't appear to be the case, you need to know more than just that he was in the army and even then the problem is telling one John Murtagh from another.

MaxD

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World War Two / Re: Unfit for duty
« on: Today at 09:35 »
However, there is no search facility but you need to know which service to apply to as the Royal Navy, the army and Royal Air Force keep records separately.

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: F W Wakefield
« on: Yesterday at 17:50 »
No he was 500194 in the Queens when he started again in Nov 1914.  No overseas service, no medals.

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: F W Wakefield
« on: Yesterday at 17:19 »
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with gratuity 1897 (at the 18 year point by the look of it).

MaxD

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Armed Forces / Re: F W Wakefield
« on: Yesterday at 15:05 »
Findmypast has a record for him. Served 22 years up to 1901 then Great War service in UK in the Queens Royal West Surreys, Royal Defence Corps and an agricultural company of the Labour Corps to discharge in Sep 1918.

MaxD

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World War One / Re: Leonard Hamblin London Reg. No. 7287
« on: Thursday 17 September 20 17:42 BST (UK)  »
It is in the way it is recorded on the Effects Register.  Type 1 have the rubber stamp box,  type 2 have  a statement - both types on this page as examples:

ttps://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/60506/images/42511_6117463_0164-00155?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=e1bed033ea592a3ae6ee3abad560c40e&usePUB=true&_phsrc=obY679&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.29873848.607861631.1600259884-668581463.1595064114&pId=748002

The main part of the reference https://www.wargratuity.uk/what-is-the-war-gratuity/ is worth a read noting particularly the phrase "administrative nightmare" and the notes about regular soldiers and others odds and sods.

MaxD

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