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Medal identification help needed
« on: Sunday 22 November 20 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Is anybody able to tell me what this medal is?

This is Captain Thomas Brodigan (Aberystwyth 1882-1966), he was my great Uncle. The story I was told was that he was awarded this medal for being the first merchant ship to land at Normandy during the D-Day landings.

Now this is either not true, not documented or I don't know where to look!
If anyone could dig up any info that would be amazing!
Thank you!
Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
Dawson - Aberystwyth/North Wales
James - Aberystwyth
Day - Aberystwyth/London

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Re: Medal identification help needed
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 November 20 12:58 GMT (UK) »
Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

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Re: Medal identification help needed
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:19 GMT (UK) »
Looks like his MBE - London Gazette:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35843/supplement/66

MaxD

You've done it again MaxD, where I have spent hours googling and finding nothing, you've cracked it in minutes.

Perhaps local archives might have more info about why he had the medal
Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
Dawson - Aberystwyth/North Wales
James - Aberystwyth
Day - Aberystwyth/London


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Re: Medal identification help needed
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Details from a previous older post with recent post attached.
Cathy
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=482700.9
Sinnock/Sinnicks...Brighton,Greenwich.
Clements,Coles,Mc Donagh,Rock

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Re: Medal identification help needed
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Details from a previous older post with recent post attached.
Cathy
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=482700.9

Brilliant, I had just found this and had also found the facebook group mentioned.
Thank you
Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
Dawson - Aberystwyth/North Wales
James - Aberystwyth
Day - Aberystwyth/London