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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 27 April 19 14:07 BST (UK) »
The chevron on the left cuff is a Good Conduct Stripe.
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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 27 April 19 14:22 BST (UK) »
The chevron on the left cuff is a Good Conduct Stripe.

Thanks for clarification.
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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 27 April 19 16:54 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon,

Another list - shorter one this time,  you can sort by the headings,  First World War ... only 39 names to check.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_Victoria_Cross_recipients 
I will leave it to others,  sorry,  but I have no further spare moments available today.
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A quick check through that list shows omiting those who were posthumous recipients or were awarded in other conflicts, one in 2006. That leaves 25 living recipients. Half of those were officers, warrant officers or ranks above corporal. Some, although Irish, served with NZ or Canadian forces. One can be discounted because he would have ribbons for the QSA & KSA showing, Boer war service.

I will have to go through the list again more thoroughly but only 10/12 possibilities. Although the photo shows a corporal, he may have only been a private when he won the award.

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 27 April 19 21:13 BST (UK) »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_First_World_War_Victoria_Cross_recipients

Hope that link helps in search for

a) Corporal
b) Likely in an Irish Unit
c) who was not Killed in the Action for which the award was made

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I spent over an hour clicking on all the Irish regiments VC's and non of them seem to match but with many of them having no picture I could have missed him. Thanks

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 27 April 19 21:17 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon,

Another list - shorter one this time,  you can sort by the headings,  First World War ... only 39 names to check.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_Victoria_Cross_recipients 
I will leave it to others,  sorry,  but I have no further spare moments available today.
JM

Yes I have been through that list but no picture match

A quick check through that list shows omiting those who were posthumous recipients or were awarded in other conflicts, one in 2006. That leaves 25 living recipients. Half of those were officers, warrant officers or ranks above corporal. Some, although Irish, served with NZ or Canadian forces. One can be discounted because he would have ribbons for the QSA & KSA showing, Boer war service.

I will have to go through the list again more thoroughly but only 10/12 possibilities. Although the photo shows a corporal, he may have only been a private when he won the award.

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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 27 April 19 21:36 BST (UK) »
Back again,

A more thorough check gives us the following list, ranks as at time of award;

Pte John Caffrey,                   Yorks and Lancs
Cpl William Cosgrove,            Munsters
Pte James Duffy,                    Roy Irish Fus
Pte Frederick Edwards,           Middlesex
Pte Thomas Hughes,              Connaughts
Pte William Kennedy,               Lancs
Drummer William Kenny,         Gordons     (age34 QSA KSA)
Pte Martin Moffat,                   Leinsters
L/Sgt John Moyney                 Irish Guards
Rifleman Robert Quigg,           Roy Irish Regt

Michael John, could be a possibility except clicking on his name only takes you to a site for the
"O'Leary" family and not him.

All others on list are officers etc.

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Added, Pity we don't have a date for the photo as that could narrow it down considerably.
Of those listed above the earliest is 1915 the latest 1918.


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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 27 April 19 22:33 BST (UK) »
You could also ask the folks at https://www.facebook.com/Irish-Winners-Of-The-Victoria-Cross-517945528255306/ if they can match it to any pictures they have.
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Re: Identity of VC soldier
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 21:31 BST (UK) »
Pretty certain the Gordons wore their Kilts with apron over them in the trenches ,and while out of the trenches, so don't think he is a Gordon.