Any DWR or Yorshire Regt Here?

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by pipelinepete, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. Have a friend who has an old relly - got the MC in WW1.

    Sgt in the W Riding Regt and got to Lt in the Yorkshire Regt.

    We're trying to find the citation.

    Any ideas - done all the usual but nothing so far.

    IWM have his medals - confirmed they exist but still don't know what the MC was won for?

    Anyone able to help? reply below if you can and we'll take it off line.

  2. You might try the Army Medals office in Droitwich, if they issued the medals they may have a record of the citation. Failing that RHQ of whatever regiment the West Riding ended up as.
  3. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    If you can establish the date from regimental records or from the medal roll then try the London Gazette or even the local newspaper for the area he lived in. "Local Boy Gets MC" would likely have been the subject of an article or at least a listing in the rag as it made more cheerful news than the latest listing of dead and missing.
  4. post his name, regiment and number here - I'm sure there are members with access to the National Archives who can help
  5. wasn't that folded last year?

    MoD Medal Office S Bonell (9)5471 7058 or
    AFPAA-SSgt MOD Medal Office A Bond (9)5471 5343 Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency
  6. Try the Green Howards Museum in Richmond, they have some fairly extensive records.