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What does this mean?
« on: Monday 06 July 20 13:31 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

Finally found WWI1 record but need help understanding please
*D.C.M next to his name.
*6th Dgns    Rank *Sgt Pte Regt No 5187
MGC (Cav) Rank Sgt 51041
Victory medal *CMG/102 B3
15.STAR MGC2/C
some of it is obvious but help would be appreciated
Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 July 20 14:06 BST (UK) »
These are the entries from the medal card of Albert J Archer who had served first in the 6th Dragoon Guards from Private to Serjeant with the service number 5187.  He transferred to 6 Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) with the number 51041.  He has the 1915 Star and the British War and Victory Medals and has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.  The CMG 102 B3 and MGC 2C are re references to the campaign medal award rolls on which the medals are listed (the page numbers are given alongside).  He went overseas on Dec 16 1914.

More in a moment.

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 July 20 14:40 BST (UK) »
That's brilliant, thank you so much.  Just 1 more please, transferred to Machine gun corps (cavalry) Machine guns on a horse!?

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 July 20 15:24 BST (UK) »
The citation for his DCM is here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13316/page/3072

The action in which he earned his DCM was on 4 April 1918 at Hamel.  One of the 6 two-gun sections of the squadron had been sent to Hamel to support the 10th Royal Hussars and took positions in a sunken road one mile to the west of Hamel. The area is shown on the map at the link below, use the blue slider button to show the present day image:

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=49.89658&lon=2.59297&layers=101465326&b=1

MaxD

PS - https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/machine-gun-corps-in-the-first-world-war/machine-gun-corps-cavalry-squadrons/  they used the horses to move about with, fighting dismounted with their machine guns (so as not to shoot off the horses ears :-))

MaxD
I am Zoe Northeast, granddaughter of Maximilian Double.
 
It is with great difficulty I share with you that in the early hours of 07 August 2021, Maximilian passed away unexpectedly but peacefully.

With deep sadness,
Zoe



Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia


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« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 July 20 15:49 BST (UK) »
That's brilliant, thank you so much.  Just 1 more please, transferred to Machine gun corps (cavalry) Machine guns on a horse!?

Missmuddle

 ;D ;D ;D :)

The same thing was in my mind as well.

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 July 20 15:56 BST (UK) »
That's brilliant, you're a star.

Thank you ;D