Peter Zieminski, on 30 July 2012 - 09:34 AM, said:
Chris Jupp has come back to me with what he has been able to find out so far (I have amended my original post as a result). Chris has discovered that a lot of men of 2/RWK received the MSM in Mesopotamia, mainly on Staff or L of C duties. Sadly there are no citations and nothing in the war diaries that shed any further light on William's award.
Thank yo for your last two emails and your kindness in asking your contacts for help in relation to my research. Maybe a search of the KM will not be too enlightening unless William Latter's MSM was awarded for other than duties at GHQ. However, all new information is most welcome.
Thank you for the offer to send the medal card. I am fortunate and do have Sidney's medal card. (Sometimes Sydney as he was born in Sydney, NSW - his sister's second name was Victoria as she too was born in Australia) It's very fascinating to know you are researching a soldier who probably knew Sidney. Sidney's brother is Frederick George Kemp (364) and he was wounded in action in 1917. I have his service record - but not Sidney's.
I am confident that you already know about this website (RWK Battalion Orders) - but just in case you have not come across it - please find the link below