Help tracing citation

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  1. One of my friends is trying to trace his grandfather's citation. His name is George Sidney Edge DCM and served in the RHA/RFA at some point in WW1. He has tried several sites (but cant remember them all) and I wondered whether anyone here would be able to help please?
     
  2. Look at entries in the London Gazette which should give the date of the award. Thereafter the National Archive at Kew (not sure if all their records are online yet?) If you have his service details then the MOD should be able to provide his service record which will give details of medals awarded. There is a fee of about thirty quid. Good Luck.
     
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    I've found his pension record. :)
    But no citation.
     
  4. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    That is for those who served after April 1922 all prior to that are with National Archives, however the vast majority were destroyed in the WW2 Blitz, known as the burnt records. Plenty about this over in the Mil History Forum.
     
  5. Gazetted in Mar 1920:

    L/9802. Sjt. (A./B./S./M.) G. S. Edge,.

    C'/149th Bde., R.F.A. (Oswestry).

    On the night of 12th October, 1918, near

    Wytschaete, when the battery was approaching

    a new position, the road of approach was>

    very heavily shelled by all calibres. He

    .showed marked courage, coolness and resourcefulness

    on this occasion, with the

    result that the guns were got into action,,

    with very few casualties to men and horses.
     
  6. Beaten by a whisker!

    L/9802. Sjt. (A./B./S./M.) G. S. Edge,.
    C/149th Bde., R.F.A. (Oswestry).
    On the night of 12th October, 1918, near
    Wytschaete, when the battery was approaching
    a new position, the road of approach was
    very heavily shelled by all calibres. He
    showed marked courage, coolness and resourcefulness
    on this occasion, with the
    result that the guns were got into action,,
    with very few casualties to men and horses.

    From here: Viewing Page 3036 of Issue 31819
     
  7. Thanks so much guys. His mother is in a nursing home and wanted to get the citation mounted for her for Christmas.
     
  8. Sorry to hijack your thread Enigma but just wondering if anyone can shed light on a query for myself. I've checked the Gazette to try to find why my great uncle was awarded the OLE. Although it is mentioned that he was commended for 'brave conduct', I cannot find what the brave conduct was. I have his medal cards for both Wars and his COMNO pouch but no citation. Any idea where or even if I could find the actual citation/description of actions?
     
  9. msr

    msr LE

    Best you post his name and number...
     

  10. Would rather not thanks :) As I said I have found him, I have seen the Gazette entry but it only says 'for brave conduct'. All I need to know is where else to try to find the actual story or if it would even be possible to find it.
     
  11. managed to find this on ancestry.com hope it helps
     

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