One for the Detectives amongst us.

Found this on a wander around the local bone yard and thought one of you might like to dig a bit deeper into the history.

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john also had previous service with the Northants Regt - indeed, that short service before transfer to the Essex Regt caused a bit of confusion when issuing his medals.

His MIC:

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His record the Register of Soldiers' Effects shows that his mother was the sole legatee for his back pay and War Gratuity:

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