1911 Durbar

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Re: 1911 Durbar

Postby corona » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:38 am

Your Gradfather was in India at the time but not invoved in the Durbar and so not eligible for the medal.
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Re: 1911 Durbar

Postby Burke » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:16 pm

corona wrote:
> Hi Crystal,
> Your Grandfather is not recorded on the medal roll as having been awarded
> the DELHI DURBAR MEDAL for 1911.
> 2 were award to the 2nd Battalion and 116 to the 4th Battalion of the
> Worcestershire Regiment.
> Regards ,
> corona

Hi there. I'm researching my grandfather James Francis Burke who was in 4th Bttn. He was at the 1911 Durbar but may have been in custody for getting drunk, according to family stories! I heard he spent his 17th birthday in Malta (he joined up quite young). He was later in India then France for WW1 with 4th Bttn and was 'gassed by his own side'. He survived the war despite being a sniper at one stage. (They were not usually taken prisoner). I am trying to find his service medal records if anyone can help..

many thanks,

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