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war medal help

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Sarah Report 8 Jan 2013 21:24

i have my grandads service record how do i find out if he got any medals he was in the navy and served on 4 ships


Gins Report 8 Jan 2013 21:28

Hi Sarah

Which war did he serve in? A name, date /place of birth and any other info might help us


Sarah Report 8 Jan 2013 21:32

william a dodge b 1895 devonport severed on hms ganes 1910 hms duke edinburgh 1916


Sarah Report 8 Jan 2013 21:34

hms donegal 1912 devonshire lion feb 1912

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 8 Jan 2013 22:32

The Royal Navy Medal Rolls-Campaign,Long Service and Good Conduct medals are on the Ancestry website.

If he might have been awarded a Gallantry Medal, then it should be on the London Gazette website


Gins Report 8 Jan 2013 22:53

Is this your Gandfather? I cant see any medal records for him, did he serve long enough/active, to attain the medals?

1911 England Census
Name: William Dodge
Age in 1911: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relation to Head: Inmate
Birth Place: Devonport, Devon, England
Civil parish: Tattingstone
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England
Street Address: His Majesty's Royal Naval Training Establishment, Shotley Nr Ipswich
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Boys Under Training
Registration district: Samford
Registration District Number: 212
Sub-registration district: Capel St Mary
ED, institution, or vessel: 19-20
Piece: 10797


MarieCeleste Report 8 Jan 2013 22:57



Sarah Report 8 Jan 2013 23:02

gins im not sure he was at hms ganges training then went on to others ships like duke of edinburgh 1916 /1917

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 9 Jan 2013 17:41

There are WW1 Medal records on Ancestry for a William Dodge and 2 for a William A Dodge. Do you know his service number, to work out which is the right man?