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Medal Card Translation please ?
« on: Friday 04 December 20 13:10 GMT (UK) »
What Theatre of War is 2B ?

And what is T E M ? Please.



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« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 December 20 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Territorial
Efficiency
Medal.

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« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 December 20 13:26 GMT (UK) »
Oops,  sorry I was hasty

I am not sure, but 2B may be Balkans or Gallipoli,  probably best to wait for the UK experts. I am in Australia.

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 December 20 13:29 GMT (UK) »
T E M explains this letter

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 December 20 13:32 GMT (UK) »
Oops,  sorry I was hasty

I am not sure, but 2B may be Balkans or Gallipoli,  probably best to wait for the UK experts. I am in Australia.

JM.


That seems like a really good guess and explains this other letter to Preston re his Medals Thanks



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« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 December 20 14:33 GMT (UK) »
See this link for an explanation of the theatre codes, which will vary slightly according to whether the soldier's initial disembarkation in a theatre of war was up to or after 31 December 1915. As surmised 2B is the code for Gallipoli and the Aegean Islands/Gallipoli.

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/how-to-research-a-soldier/campaign-medal-records/how-to-interpret-a-campaign-medal-index-card/medal-roll-theatre-codes/

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 December 20 15:19 GMT (UK) »
See this link for an explanation of the theatre codes, which will vary slightly according to whether the soldier's initial disembarkation in a theatre of war was up to or after 31 December 1915. As surmised 2B is the code for Gallipoli and the Aegean Islands/Gallipoli.

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/how-to-research-a-soldier/campaign-medal-records/how-to-interpret-a-campaign-medal-index-card/medal-roll-theatre-codes/


Thanks for that it will be very useful in the future.

It helps explain what the Manchesters did.


https://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/battalion.php?pid=754#:~:text=10th%20Battalion%20Manchester%20Regiment%20was,Lancashire%20Brigade%2C%20East%20Lancashire%20Division.&text=By%20August%2C%20the%20division%20had,or%20sickness%20and%20reinforcements%20arrived.
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