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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #90 on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Here is the wedding photo, I'm not sure that anything can be determined from it, but thanks for looking!


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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #91 on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi......not much to go on but a couple of possible are.....

July 1915
 Sgt. Major john Chapman and Emmeline Goodman. The roll of honour records him as RE.
The other George Baker to Elizabeth Mary Seems( various spellings of name on different documents).again the roll of honour states RE snapper.
George & Elizabeth married at the Wesleyan chapel. That did not have this amount of space around it.
John's bride was the organist at the Baptist chapel but that fronts onto the road so not there.
The parish church All Saints has a bricked/ cobbled walk way. It rained all day when we married and I was nervous about it being slippery.it may have been different back then.
 Tazzie
Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #92 on: Wednesday 19 December 18 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your thoughts, tazzie.

Neither of those names appear written on any of the other photos, so I think that one might remain a mystery.


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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #93 on: Wednesday 19 December 18 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Back on page 8 of this thread, my sister posted a medals document with a few names on it, including KEELING, William E., our grandfather.
At the top of the document, two places above our grandfather, is a Sgt. THOMPSON, William E.

We have several photos of a Sgt. Ted Thompson, in Leighton Buzzard, and some locations in France (specifically, Bailleul and Yvetote).
I guess that "E" stands for Edward and it is the same man listed in the medals document.

Here is Ted Thompson, in Leighton Buzzard, July 1915. I think he is not yet a sergeant here:


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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #94 on: Tuesday 20 August 19 23:17 BST (UK) »
My great uncles ww1 medal was sent to his mum he was kia .
No idea what happened to it from there . Could I apply for the medal or dont it work like that.
How much is it for a new one

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #95 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 10:12 BST (UK) »
Not unless the medals were returned. As the Medal was sent to his mother after he was KIA, it is is very unlikely she would have returned it, more likely she would have treasured it in his memory.

Your best option is to buy a replica, a Google search will result in plenty of firms who sell replicas.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #96 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 10:13 BST (UK) »
If his medals were actually received by his family then the MoD will not reissue them. They will only do this if it can be shown that the original medals were returned e.g. due to non-delivery.  His medal card should state if this happened.  See earlier posts in thread for details.

You can buy replica WW1 medals from several companies.

Hope this helps.
 Malcolm   

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Wood(s) Lancashire/Clayton-le-Moors & Sawley (orig. W.Yorkshire 1841)
Thornley, Heyes Lancashire/Clayton-le-Moors
Emmett Lancashire/Chorley, Blackburn
Nightingale, Livesey, Warburton, Gorton Lancashire/Blackburn, Darwen
Kilshaw - Lancaster
Mahoney Oswaldtwistle, Ireland
Brennan E.Lancs., Tipperary

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #97 on: Monday 26 July 21 18:36 BST (UK) »
Hi I have some documents in my great grandfathers service records that show that he was awarded the MM (military medal) for his action in the Second Battle of Passchendaele. According to these letters, my grandfather is asking for his medal that he was awarded but never received. He claims that he has written multiple letters to no return and in his belongings after his death he had his British War Medal and the Victory Medal but not the Military Medal despite it clearly being awarded on medal roll and in the London gazette at the time. This can only make me assume that like others here, the medal never made it to my great grandfather and was returned.

Anyone else think that this sounds about right?
And if so, do you think that these letters within his service record would be enough evidence.
Finally, if this all looks positive then how is it that I apply for this through the MOD because I have tried looking on the gov website etc but can't find the link to the applicable forms when looking for a reissue of a returned medal WW1.

Any help would be sooooo gratefully appreciated.

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Re: MOD can reissue returned WW1 medals
« Reply #98 on: Monday 26 July 21 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hi hols92
 
I don't know whether the process that's used for reissuing routine campaign medals can be used for reissuing a military medal. ​
 
Is there anything on his medal card/roll that suggests the medal was returned?  That would help your case but they might consider other evidence.

Have a read through the posts in this thread to see what I (and others) did.  I did all my communication with the MOD Medal Office by email (to DBS-Medals@mod.uk) including sending the medal card and application form.

Here's the Medal Application Form -
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-for-medals

I suggest you contact the MOD medal office as the first step, explain your situation and ask for their advice.

Good luck.
   Malcolm
Wood(s) Lancashire/Clayton-le-Moors & Sawley (orig. W.Yorkshire 1841)
Thornley, Heyes Lancashire/Clayton-le-Moors
Emmett Lancashire/Chorley, Blackburn
Nightingale, Livesey, Warburton, Gorton Lancashire/Blackburn, Darwen
Kilshaw - Lancaster
Mahoney Oswaldtwistle, Ireland
Brennan E.Lancs., Tipperary

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