hometowns of dcm and mm winners

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hometowns of dcm and mm winners

Postby beardie » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:30 pm

hi all,
after september 1917 the london gazette started putting 'hometowns'

i have noted most of these down to the worcesters

so if anyone wants a lookup let me know

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Military Medals

Postby Mike Jones » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:30 am

Morning Beardie,
Does your system work in reverse? Can you tell me if any Military Medals were awarded to Worcestershire Regiment soldiers from Chatham or Gillingham, please? I can see you know your way around certain areas of research. Is your special interest The Great War in general, Worcestershire Regiment or is it Medals?
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Postby beardie » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:53 pm

hi mike,
my interest is collecting medals and information on men from the modern day sandwell and dudley council area's any era (gummery is a exception! don't see many 14 stars to men killed in the attack on the vineyard!)

i will check me records for chatham or gillingham. i will have to post information on here. my email is still playin up :x

sorry for not getting back to you sooner but its my daughter's 5th birthday today and everytime i get within 6 feet of the computer the mrs gives me daggers :twisted:

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Postby beardie » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:03 am

sorry mike,
all i could find was the dcm to 9954 f. banner dcm citation l.g. 16/1/15 and mm to 11341 a.v. wells l.g. 11/10/16 in me records
both from chatham
i checked for the towns of gillingham,chatham, brompton, rainham, wigmore, walderslade and borstal

sorry i couldn't be more help :(

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Local Medal Winners.

Postby Mike Jones » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:51 am

Hi Beardie,
Thanks for that, I know how long some "look ups" can take. I will now check in my local papers to see if either man got a write up. It will surely be after the date of the London Gazette announcement. Pte. Banner 9954 was 2nd. Bn. and died of wounds 16-11-1914, so he must have been wounded at or shortly after Gheluvelt. Cpl. Wells 11341 was 2/8th Bn., he also sadly died but not till 1918.
Many thanks Mike
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Postby beardie » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:48 pm

mike ,
i was trawling through the msm 'towns' and found l/cpl a.e. bell who's town is listed as gillingham , DORSET! right town wrong county! :(

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Re: hometowns of dcm and mm winners

Postby lee johnson » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:02 pm

Hi Beardy,

Any chance if you could look up my Gt Grandfathers Gazette record. He won a MM at some pint I think in 1917 and was I think living in London t the time.

His name was George VIctor Huzzey of the 3rd Battalion

Thank you,

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Re: hometowns of dcm and mm winners

Postby beardie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:18 pm

hello lee,
6355 sgt g.v. huzzey mm was gazetted 17 December 1917 page 13191 his home town is listed as Tadley!
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