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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 17:36 BST (UK) »
Should have added, if your wife is next of kin, put the application in  her name.

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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 19:25 BST (UK) »
Serendipity! A fellow Rootschat contributor who runs a database for the Royal Leicestershire Regiment web site has taken the time to trawl copies of the regimental journals for mention of 4852597 Frederick Fox and has come up with entries in 1926 and 1927 for him which I am sure will be of interest:

https://www.royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk/search/items?collection=6694&q=4852597&action=search&visibility=1

Would you just confirm that the medals you have for him Leicestershire Regiment) are WW2 medals? 

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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 19:59 BST (UK) »
thats really interesting thank you  :) this is the one with 4852597 on the edge.
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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 20:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Craig, It's an Efficiency Medal.

See here for more details https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efficiency_Medal

Scroll down the page a bit and you will see a pic of the same medal.
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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 22:30 BST (UK) »
Your thought that these may be the same Frederick may well be right.  Only his record will say for sure.

I take it there are no WW2 medals although even 1893 born could have served.

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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 08:39 BST (UK) »
I have a British war medal & a victory medal from ww1 with 29570 on them.
the efficiency medal as pictured above with 4852597 on it.
And i have 4 ww2 medals 2 x war medal 39-45 1 x 39-45 star 1 x France & Germany star (none of which have any names or numbers on them).
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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 10:13 BST (UK) »
Best to get the records which may show that 29570 and 4852597 are the same man (numbers went to service  7 digit numbers in 1920/21).  That may unlock the medals too, the main service medals were not engraved in WW2

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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 10:19 BST (UK) »
I think the efficiency medal would have been gazetted so we should be able to get the date of the award - but unfortunately gazettes-online is down at the moment !
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Re: frederick fox mystery
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 14:14 BST (UK) »
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/ is working but a search for 4852597 draws no hits
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