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Deciphering Medal Rolls Index Cards
« on: Thursday 23 December 21 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Until recently, I believed that my great-grandfathers war medals had been lost when he moved from England to Australia after the war. However, I recently found his Victory Medal and this made me think some of the other medals may not have been lost.

I need some help deciphering the medal rolls index card below, specifically referring to the silver war badge, the writing in the remarks section and the note in correspondence and what medals it might refer to being disposed. Appreciate any help!

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Re: Deciphering Medal Rolls Index Cards
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 December 21 10:21 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast has an interesting Royal Tank Corps record for this soldier showing his service up to 1922:

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FTANK%2F050%2F093&parentid=GBM%2FTANK%2F044317
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 December 21 10:30 GMT (UK) »
Indeed. I think this is the service mentioned in the medal rolls index card for 20 hussars. Doesn't seem to have a mention about the medals there though.

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Re: Deciphering Medal Rolls Index Cards
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 December 21 12:00 GMT (UK) »
I need some help deciphering ... the note in correspondence and what medals it might refer to being disposed.

On the back:

Officer in charge of Cavalry Records (Canterbury) forwards correspondence and requests authority re disposal of medals. 2 – 11 – 23

(‘Disposal’ in this context relates to where the medals should be sent - presumably to an address given in the 'correspondence' that's been forwarded.)


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« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 December 21 09:11 GMT (UK) »
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