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Military recipients of the Albert Medal

What was the Albert Medal? A Royal Warrant of 8 March 1866 announced the institution of a decoration to award “daring and heroic actions performed by mariners and others in danger of perishing, by reason…



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How to interpret a campaign medal index card

How to interpret a medal index card The medal index cards are not easy to interpret. Here are some tips that will help you make sense of a card you have found. The standard card…


The campaign medal index cards

The campaign medal rolls are a vital source of information. The index cards were the original aid for locating a man’s entry or entries in the issuing rolls. What are they? See the campaign medal…


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Military hospitals in the British Isles 1914-1918

The flow of casualties from the various theatres of war soon overwhelmed the existing medical facilities in Great Britain and Ireland. Many civilian hospitals and large buildings were turned over to military use. This listing…


Campaign medal records

What can I find from medal records? Every soldier qualified for at least one campaign medal if he left his native shore to serve overseas.The medal records generally do not have age, address, next of…


The campaign medal rolls

The campaign medal rolls are a vital source of information, but the degree of detail they include varies. What are they? The rolls are large, heavy, bound volumes. The originals are held at the National…


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Medal roll theatre codes

The medal index cards and medal rolls refer to codes that tell in which theatre of war the soldier first served after leaving his native shore. For disembarkations up to 31 December 1915 These codes generally…


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Hospital admissions and discharge records

Availability of records Wouldn’t it be great to be able to find records of a soldier’s admission to or discharge from a hospital? Sadly in most cases it will not be possible as the records have…