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World War One / Re: Deciphering Medal Rolls Index Cards
« on: Thursday 23 December 21 10:30 GMT (UK)  »
Indeed. I think this is the service mentioned in the medal rolls index card for 20 hussars. Doesn't seem to have a mention about the medals there though.

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World War One / Deciphering Medal Rolls Index Cards
« on: Thursday 23 December 21 09:56 GMT (UK)  »
Until recently, I believed that my great-grandfathers war medals had been lost when he moved from England to Australia after the war. However, I recently found his Victory Medal and this made me think some of the other medals may not have been lost.

I need some help deciphering the medal rolls index card below, specifically referring to the silver war badge, the writing in the remarks section and the note in correspondence and what medals it might refer to being disposed. Appreciate any help!

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World War One / Re: 104th Regt and King's Own England
« on: Thursday 09 December 21 07:23 GMT (UK)  »
Do you know of any resources that could help me find people who served in particular regiments? Considering the timeline I think it would've been before the war in the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).

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World War One / 104th Regt and King's Own England
« on: Thursday 09 December 21 06:15 GMT (UK)  »
I have been trying to track my great-granduncle for a long time, with Lancaster being the last place I knew he was. However recently, I found a Canadian war record which seems likely to be him, although I've been unable to confirm it.
In the former service section, it lists "104th Reg. King's Own Eng 6 months", but have been unable to find a Thomas West born approximatly 1893 in Lancashire serving in England before this Canadian service in 1916. Any help with this would be appreciated. I have access to both ancestry and findmypast to look at records. His regimental number in Canada was 790847.

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Australia / Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:51 GMT (UK)  »
Good idea majm. There's also the possibility it was left in some file at the asylum. I think it may be too early to access those asylum records but I'll see what I can do. Thank you for your help.

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Australia / Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:44 GMT (UK)  »
I think you are right Nanna52, I often do that as well with the year. I'm guessing this means the photo is lost then.

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Australia / Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:01 GMT (UK)  »
It is conceivable to me that his photo would have been taking for identification, either when he was put in Kew Asylum in 1959 or when he died in 1961.
The date really does look like 16/2/80 to me though. If it were 16/2/60 he would've been in the asylum for a few months and it would make some sense.

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Australia / Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« on: Wednesday 08 December 21 09:27 GMT (UK)  »
That date doesn't have any significance that I know of. After he was discharged in 1948 he worked as a cook, so I don't think he would need a photo for that. Not sure.

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Australia / Australian WW2 Photo
« on: Wednesday 08 December 21 07:05 GMT (UK)  »
I've never been able to find a photo of my great-grandfather, Joseph Maurice West. However, recently when I was rereading his WWII record, I discovered a note about a photo being taken. Would appreciate any help with finding out if these photos were lost or are still available. His record can be accessed here: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6277248
I'll also include a photo below of the note about the photo:

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