Inherited Medals - Completing the Set

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  1. My Grandmother has recently died & in her effects were some medals belonging to her brother in law that he wanted me to have. There's an Africa Star, a medal on a green/grey/green ribbon with the clasp "North West Frontier 1932-37" & an Imperial Service Medal.

    She once said there were 3 others in the set "a star with blue & red ribbon, a medal with a green & orange ribbon & a medal woth a blue, red & white ribbon". From what I know of his service, I think these might be the '39-'45 Star, the Defence Medal & the Defence of India Medal.

    Does anyone know if this sounds right & where I might confirm it?

    I have my Great Uncle's name, number & unit as the medals are engraved.

    Many Thanks
  2. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

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  3. Thanks for this.

    His service number is engraved on the IGSM. However, it only appears to have 7 digits. Would this be appropriate to the pre war period?

    Thanks again.
  4. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Regimental numbers were exactly that. army numbers came in after WW2 I think!
  5. Venty, how old were you when you won this?
  6. I've used Ventress' link to MOD Medal Office & they say they can confirm what Uncle Eddie won, but also tell me if he's due anything else.

    Apparently most servicemen in WW2 were demobbed before medals were struck & had to apply for them retrospectively. Seemingly, thousands never did & they or their relatives can still do so via MOD Medals Office.
  7. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

  8. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Thanks ventress I knew someone who was there then would chip in!