JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military Medal Citations #general


Richard Howells <richard.tawnies@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners

I came late to this thread having missed a few posts. As I understand it,
the notification of the award of a Military Medal is contained within the
London Gazette, but for the First World War contains only number, rank,
initials, surname, regiment and home town. Miltary Medal citations are
notoriously difficult to come by - there were so many awarded that very few
were recorded in the London Gazette. The best place to look is in the
battalion War Diary held at the Public Record Office at Kew, London. The
action for which a medal was won is usually described within the diary
although rarely the citation. The second place to look is in the
regimental museum - these often have more detail on a particular battle.
In my own grandfather's case I was fortunate to find that the regimental
archivist was compiling a book of all bravery awards for the regiment - and
my grandfather's citation was contained within the manuscript!

Good luck
Richard HOWELLS
Sandbach, Cheshire, England
richard.tawnies@bigfoot.com

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