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Silver Wound Badges

Postby Glyde » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:26 pm

Can anyone help please?
I have the SWB List codes for several WW1 Worcesters men and I am trying to obtain their actual badge numbers.
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby scully » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:06 pm

Hi David,

The Regimental Archives at Worcester hold full details of the Silver War Badges so they may be able to help you. They do charge a research fee of £25. Their contact details are:
The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire)
Dancox House,
Pheasant Street,
Worcester,
WR1 2EE
Tel: 01905 721982

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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Glyde » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:46 pm

hello Louis,
Thanks for information, I'll phone them.
On another matter, as you seem to be very knowledgable can I ask you another question please. On the MIC from the National Archive for a Pte Albert Hinett 1858/200239 he is identified as "Hines" yet on Ancestry he is correctly identied as Hinett. His medals are Hinett so how can they be different as I assume Ancestry get their information from National archives?
Besty Regards,
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby scully » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:36 pm

Hi David,

The National Archives website has a transcription error on his name. Private Albert Hinett (1858) is the correct name, served with the 2/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment and was either sick or wounded at some point as he was awarded the Silver War badge. When he was issued with the Silver War Badge his army number was 200239.

As he was not awarded either the 1914 Star or the 1914-15 Star this would indicate that he did not go overseas until 1916 at the earliest. Therefore, he would have served in the U.K. prior to that date.

Private Albert Hinett (1858) was in the Territorial Army before the war I believe serving with the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. In addition to the War Medal and the Victory Medal, he was awarded the Territorial Force War Medal in 1920.

The medal was established in April of 1920 for award to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who volunteered for service overseas on or before 30th September 1914, and served overseas. They had to have been serving with the force on 4th August 1914 or have completed four years service with the force before 4th August 1914 and rejoined the force on or before 30th September 1914.

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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Glyde » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:04 pm

Louis,
Thank you. I was suprised that National Archives got it wrong.
Much appreciated.
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Trick » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:50 pm

Hi. If you give me the badge numbers, I can look them up on ancestry for you. Be quick though, my subscription runs out soon!
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Glyde » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:43 pm

Trick. Thank you.
Pte. John Gibbons 11845 SWB 4/128
Pte. Henry James Grubb 2828 (240661) SWB L/A/1817
Pte. Arthur Cyril Kench 2323 SWB TL/207
Much appreciated.
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Trick » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:17 pm

David,
Badge to Gibbons number 52682. Badge to Grub number B318664. Badge to Kench number 113893.

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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Glyde » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:49 pm

Trick,
Thank you very much.
Very much appreciated.
I've been playing with joining ancestry would you recommend?
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby johnjarratt » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:05 pm

I have Ancestry if you need anything looking up.

I would recommend it if you're into both Family History and Military history.
I've been with them for 6 years now and their collections are still growing.
Whatever you do, don't subscribe to Forces War Records, it's appaling in it's
lack of information which is obtained from free sites anyway.

Cheers
John.
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Re: Silver Wound Badges

Postby Glyde » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:14 pm

John
Thanks for that.
I've just joined but at the moment I'm not impressed! Let's hope I get better!
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