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« on: Monday 08 July 19 20:41 BST (UK) »
is there a list of ww2 medals awards to each service person the same as in ww1
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Re: medals records
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 09:36 BST (UK) »
If you are meaning a general list then:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_campaign_medals

If you mean those awarded to a particular individual then you need that person's service record.

The above relates to campaign medals.  Medals for gallantry and distinguished service were published in the London Gazette.

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Re: medals records
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 16:52 BST (UK) »
If you are meaning a general list then:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_campaign_medals

If you mean those awarded to a particular individual then you need that person's service record.

The above relates to campaign medals.  Medals for gallantry and distinguished service were published in the London Gazette.

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thanks for the reply, yes i did mean awarded to individuals I have tried for the service record but was told no trace of the person ,just thought that if there was a list a may be able to get her service number
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Re: medals records
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 16:58 BST (UK) »
Did you have her date of birth and death certificate.  A service number is not needed if you have the dob (and the other requirements of the application).

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 17:09 BST (UK) »
yes have all that and sent to mod records but they insist there is no such person , I think that she may have lied about her age . she was only 15 in 1939 but there is no trace of her in the 1939 register so thats why I think she may have lied
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 17:16 BST (UK) »
Oh dear.  MoD, rightly, go on the info they have and, again rightly,  don't do any research if it doesn't add up.  She wasn't WRAF by any chance?

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Re: medals records
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 17:45 BST (UK) »
no she was ats radar operater
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 17:51 BST (UK) »
Shame, RAF numbers are on line but not easy if the name is relatively common,

I don't use ForcesWarRecords but if her name is distinctive enough it may come up in a search with a number.  They don't have her records though.

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Re: medals records
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 19:16 BST (UK) »
While other things are often thrown out, the little New Testaments given to servicemen/women often survive with the name and service number written inside. Is there any sign of one of them? I discovered my grandfather's original RFA number from WWI and my mother's WRAF number from WWII that way.