Medal Card Deciphering

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by sheldrake, Oct 25, 2006.

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  1. sheldrake

    sheldrake RIP


    Can any of the arrsers please help me out with this medal card? What do the annotations in the medal boxes mean?

    Many thanks

  2. They are Medal Roll references. You'll notice that one column is headed "Roll", and the other is "page".

    It's so you can then track down the unit medal rolls for those medals at the NA/PRO.

    The "d" against the British War Medal entry almost certainly stands for "ditto".

    If you get hold of Army Service Records of the First World War by Fowler, Spencer & Tamblin, PRO Publications, 1997, ISBN 1-873162-55-3, there is a small guide on how to use them.
  3. They relate to the original medal roll volume the the entry can be found in
    To get a good explanation try here mate a lot of very knowledgeable bods:
  4. scaryspice

    scaryspice LE Moderator

    Further to Blackcat's post above, try This page in particular for a straightforward explanation of medal index cards.
  5. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Any medal question, and I mean any should be directed to this website as someone will know the answer!
  6. sheldrake

    sheldrake RIP

    Thanks very much folks.

    That gives me something to go on. Cheers.
  7. fluffy Bunny is right about the d=ditto.