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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:47 pm
Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:57 pm
Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:04 am
They appear to be two different men;
3/6501 went to the Balkans on 5th October 1915, and was therefore entitled to a trio of medals.
225101 did not serve abroad until sometime after 31/12/1915 and was entitled to victory and BWM but no star. However he did receive a Territorial Efficiency Medal in AO148 of 1920.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:34 pm
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:31 am
I'm no expert but he definitely received all three medals, and i'd say that the "ditto" means the same page and entry on the medal rolls.
The 3rd battalion was a reserve battalion, and so never went abroad. - http://www.1914-1918.net/eastyorks.htm If i'm reading it correctly, only the 6th battalion were in the Balkans by 5th October. Hopefully, someone can help confirm this.
By the way, how do you know which is the correct medal card?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:05 pm
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:01 pm
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:34 pm
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:46 pm
No, the medal cards mean that both men went abroad. If you didn't go abroad, you had no medal card.
For all I know, the 3/ prefix means that 3/6501 started out in the 3rd and was then drafted into the 6th.
However, i'm completely out of my depth here and am hoping for an East Yorks expert to come and sort it out!
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:53 pm
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:08 pm
William is mentioned as being in the 8th battalion. On the 28th December 1915 the 8th battalion relieved the 12th West Yorks at Voormezeele.
I will type the short section out of my book when i get a chance and PM it to you. I hope this helps.