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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 06 November 05 09:22 GMT (UK) »
What is it loo, i will have a look when i get a chance, it is a really awkward search. You even need to put in the full stops after each initial.

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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 06 November 05 18:59 GMT (UK) »
I will PM, as the person is still living.  thank you.  It's true, I couldn't find it!
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 30 June 19 01:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Spook
Did you get anywhere with your search? My father just sent me a certificate belonging to my grandad with the same text as what you have stated. I want to find more. Any tips or guidance will be appreciated.
Khurram

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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 30 June 19 08:13 BST (UK) »
It's difficult, often impossible, to find MiD details.
I've had my Dad's certificate for several years. I tried several places to find details and then paid for a copy of his service records (which arrived just over a week ago). They only say "in Recognition of Gallant & Distinguished services in Italy".

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 30 June 19 20:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks Graham. My grandfather was in the Indian regiment and then moved to Pakistan. Who did you contact to get service records. Id really like to find more details and perhaps even frame these for my grandmother.
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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #14 on: Monday 01 July 19 07:23 BST (UK) »
I got them from the Army Personnel Centre in Glasgow, Khurram, but that is only British Army. I used the link at https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records.
The IWM has some information at https://www.iwm.org.uk/research/tracing-your-family-history/tracing-your-army-history/where-to-find-army-service-records but I'm afraid I don't know anything about obtaining Indian Army records.

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« Reply #15 on: Monday 01 July 19 12:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks. Ill try these link. Assuming British Indian army records are held there too.

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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #16 on: Monday 01 July 19 14:05 BST (UK) »
Double  Essex/Suffolk
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Re: WWII Mentioned In Despatches - headache
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 07 July 19 14:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks MaxD