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Private A MARR
« on: Monday 18 March 19 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi can anyone help regarding the above Private A Marr  s/18116 Gordon Highlanders. I bought his pair of medals yesterday. But as far as i can see he was not killed, has no Medal Index card nor can i find any service records. Is there any other avenue to try and find some information on him. Thanks in advance .
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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi
There is a silver war badge roll record for an Alex Mair Private Gordon Highlanders s/18116
Enlisted 26.02.1916
Discharged 30.11.1918

Can t find any other references at the moment

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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Ah Cathy so it might be a mistake on the Medal or the person that sold it online has thought it was Marr instead of Mair.Thanks.
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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:34 GMT (UK) »
Medal card https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3928227  No service record surviving.  His medal roll entry (Ancestry) shows he served overseas with 9th Battalion Gordons.

His SWB record is clearly a misprint of his surname (unless the other two records are!). 

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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:46 GMT (UK) »
Thank you MaxD, 
                          I tried National Archives first but i could not find him.
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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 March 19 16:22 GMT (UK) »
That is Alexander downloaded and printed off. Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #6 on: Monday 18 March 19 18:44 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast's "Silver War Badge Roll" record includes "Age - 23" and "Cause of Discharge - Para 2 B (1) 392 xvi."

Paragraph 392 of the 1912 edition of the King's Regulations contained all the official causes of discharge, and these were set out in sub paragraphs -

Sub paraxvi - No longer physically fit for war service 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
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Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Private A MARR
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 March 19 20:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi thanks for that hanes teulu, very interesting no longer fit at 23 years old, I suppose there were plenty more around that age who had to come out as no longer fit.
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