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War medals

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MarysRoots

MarysRoots Report 17 Nov 2013 21:48

Is there a way to find out if a member of the family had any war medals A member of the family died in action in1944 and the family always thought he had war medal/s but never saw any It would be nice to find out if he did

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Andrew

Andrew Report 17 Nov 2013 23:28

Ancestry have

UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949

If you care to give a name, will take a look.

Andy

Andysmum

Andysmum Report 18 Nov 2013 22:44

He would almost certainly have been entitled to campaign medals, but I think (no doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that you had to apply for them.

I think I read recently that people are still being sent medals won by relatives during WW2.

If he was killed in action it is possible that the medals were never presented.