HMSWildfire, on 28 July 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:
I am looking at a MIC for Fred Coulson which shows him as a 2nd Lt. GHQ Sig Company Machine Gun Corps and then as a Honorary Lieutenant Royal Engineers. He earned the 1915 star, BWM & Victory medal,.
Please can anyone tell me if they would be engraved as a second lieutenant, lieutenant or Hon. Lieutenant?
I am pretty certain that his BWM & VM would be named as Lieut.F.Coulson. I don't think that the Honorary bit would be included, or at least I don't recall having ever seen this part impressed on a WW1 medal, if it were in this case it would be impressed Hon.Lieut.F.Coulson.
Of course, and I have come across this on several occasions, the medal was impressed Lieut.Hon.----, then this has a totally different meaning which is of course a shortening of Lieutenant The Honourable----.