Thanks again for the additional intell. Great to have a photo of your chappie, gongs and all! Thanks for sharing.
On your advice I went to the Documents on Line site and downloaded Birkbeck's MIC, attached. You will see it confirms his entitlement.
You indicated: "though these men are shown by their original unit on the Roll the title of the Roll is 4th Bn; Nigeria Regt,they all being attached". I note from the MIC he is indicated as serving in the West African Service Brigade - do you think that this means he too served in the 4th Btln of the West African Frontier Force, (which I understand was the Nigeria Regiment)?
At any rate, thanks for the heads-up on the roll. I'll either have a look next time at the PRO, or perhaps, if I can't wait, engage a researcher.
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