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James Rodgers Belfast
« on: Thursday 16 July 09 22:57 BST (UK) »
Could some kind person please tell me what this medal card means, it is my granduncle James b 1892, was married 1912, but has his brother as next of kin. 

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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 July 09 23:09 BST (UK) »
HI,,IM SURE SOMEONE WILL EXPLAIN MORE,,BUT BASICALLY

HE WAS IN THE ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS
SERVED IN THE BALKANS
ENTITLED TO THE THREE MEDALS SHOWN,,VICTORY MEDAL,,BRITISH,AND 1915 STAR
AN EXPERT MAY KNOW WHAT THE OTHER NUMBERS RELATE TO
REGARDS,,MIKE, 
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 July 09 23:21 BST (UK) »
YOU MAY BE INTERESTED TO READ THIS ,,AS IT WILL EXPLAIN HOW HE CAME TO FIGHT IN THE BALKANS{SALONIKA ETC}
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/British_10th_(Irish)_Division

http://www.inniskilling.com/
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 July 09 23:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you, gortonboy,

I thought he may have been killed in the first WW - but this doesn't seem to indicate that?  
Originally I thought he was a seaman who went down on a ship in the war.  Now I am thinking he may have survived WW1, and then joined the navy in WW2?

Thanks again

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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 July 09 23:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Lucy,

Have a look here  http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=687845

Helles is in Turkey, ie Gallipolli

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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 July 09 00:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks gortonboy and briant for those links - much appreciated

There is another James Rodgers R Innis Fus killed 1918.  I wonder how I can determine which is him?
There are no definite family details on the index of the war graves site.

Lucy
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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 July 09 01:08 BST (UK) »
Actually, thank you Briant - that link checks out as him, it's the same reg no.
It's good to find it and confirm it at last.
I think it was the 2nd batt - would there be any possibility of a photo existing?
I know I cannot get war records on ancestry, as even if they are not among the 'burnt' ones, I think they have not got to the 'R' names yet.

Thanks so much to you both

Lucy
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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 July 09 08:36 BST (UK) »
Discharged to Class "Z" Reserve in April 1919.

The armistice in 1918 was just that - an armistice which resulted in the cessation of hostilities; the peace treaty came long later. As such, the big demobilisation of late 1918/early 1919 placed most men into Class "Z" Reserve, bascially meaning that they could be called back to the colours if it looked like fighting was going to start again.

Clearly, this indicates that he did not die in the war

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Re: James Rodgers Belfast
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17 July 09 08:43 BST (UK) »
I think its an admin error Class Z were lads that were demobbed.
10076 LCpl Rodgers died of wounds at Gallipoli he was formerly 8550 Royal Irish Rifles so possibly a pre war regular?
Born in Shankhill, Enlisted Belfast 1st Battallion.
The other J Rodgers was 6th Batt Died in 1918 Born Seapatrick Co.Down Enlisted Banbridge.

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