Help with MM citation

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  1. Hi Guys,

    I'm looking to get hold of a copy of the citation and medal my wife's Great Grandfather was awarded in the first world war. I'm hoping to get a copy of the medal mounted and framed with the citation and a photograph, and to give this to my wife's Grandmother on her 90th birthday as it was her father that was awarded the Military Medal. I believe the original medal was lost.

    The date of the Gazette was 24/1/1919.
    I have the following details on him Pte Fredrick Edwards Regi number 765144 Corp: 13th Bn Royal fusilier

    The registered paper is 68/121/727 Schedule Number: 198682

    If you could put me in the right direction to get a copy of the medal, citation and who you would recommend to get it mounted in a frame.
    Thanks for your help

    Jim
     
  2. Who would I need to speak too, to get a copy of or access to the 13th Bn Royal fusiliers war dairy?

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  3. Banker

    Banker On ROPs

    Send a PM to "Charm_City", a member here. He's across all this stuff and did a sterling job looking into my grandfather's service. If it's there, he'll find it.
     
  4. Jim,

    it so happens I'm in Kew later this week. PM me and sure we can reach an agreement that gets you some research time and gets Hols4H a few quid. But an actual citation, as opposed to establishing the circumstances of the reward, may be difficult to come by.


    C_C
     
  5. Is that when you found out you were of FRENCH origin?
     
  6. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    French Pikey Origin.

    Pierre Banker or the Caravanniers.
     
  7. Guys,
    Thanks for the advice, CC there is a PM on the way and I'm more than happy to donate a tidy sum to H4H.
    I'll let you you know what CC finds out.

    Jim
     
  8. CC,

    I've sent the PM, could you confirm reciept?

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  9. Have you thought about contacting the Librarian at the National Army Museum, or alternatively the Imperial War Museum in London ? All Gallantry Awards are published in the London Gazette, which may be the reference number you have. The National Army Museum, (next to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea) certainly has full records of the Army List going back to the 19th Century and may well have archives of the London Gazette.

    The Imperial War Museum's records only cover the period from the First World War forwards and may be another avenue to research.

    I'm pretty sure you can Google their contact details.
     
  10. Banker

    Banker On ROPs

    MM and PG.........you two fekkers haunt me like dormant syphilis..........and besides, it turned out to be Swiss.
     
  11. Everything you pikeys do is a swiz, that's why you are thieving, pie munching, pikeys!

    You definitely said FRENCH, what happened, did the researcher ring you back and say, 'pardon monsieur je makey a mistakey, tu es really Swiss, ne pas Francais!'

    Just like it says on yer pikey watch mate, BOLEX

    :)