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Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering #541083
2nd Jul 2011 10:25am
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Hello again! smile
As part of my family tree I'm in the process of obtaining whatever documents I can of various family members. I have one medal card for my Gt Grandad Albert Henry Dyton who was born in St Albans in about 1867. In 1901 he was based in Dublin in Arbour Hill Military Prison and barracks. In 1902 he was based in India. He died on 20th October 1923 of mitral and aortic disease and was buried at the Lahore Cantonment, aged 50,profession: Ex Sergeant, Civilian in S+J Employ (this info was given to me by the national archives) What is s+j employ anyone know??
I have included his medal card but I cannot understand what is written near the bottom of the card, can anyone understand this sentence? Also the little symbol which is a cross with four dots what is that? I tried to google 'cross with four dots ww1 medal card' but didn't really get far.
Any military experts make any sense of this?
He died before my nan was born as far as I know.
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Re: Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering [Re: MerseyMan] #541096
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http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/205c/index.htm

The above defines the dotted cross as a highlight marker - could be the details were cross-checked with a ledger of some description.

Re: Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering [Re: Moonstar] #541099
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The spotted cross and word is refer to correspondence


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Re: Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering [Re: MerseyMan] #541112
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Hi MerseyMan
It's not S+T for Supply and Transport is it ?
This was quite commonly assigned to a civilian role.

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Re: Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering [Re: MerseyMan] #541115
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Looks to me that he was attached to the Indian Army Supply and Transport Corps as a 2nd Lt. on promotion from Troop Sergeant.
The undecipherable thing looks like they are referring to his medals and correspondence being forwarded to Exeter.
The Dorsets later became the Devon and Dorsets, don't know what they are now.

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That bit at the bottom merseyman. Army Clerks tend to use same symbols and wording so an ex clerk might be able to help.
to me it looks like "D" for Dorsets, c/c for Company Commander, Infty for Infantry, Rec 50 - unknown, Infantry again in brackets, forwards letter re medals 23-11-22
Like I say, an army clerk would probably know what that is all about.


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Re: Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering [Re: MerseyMan] #542183
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'D Ye' - Dorset Yeomanry?

Re: Gt Grandad WW1 medal card deciphering [Re: MerseyMan] #542238
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HELLO,WAS HE BURIED ABROAD ? IF SO GO TO THE COMMONWEALTH GRAVES COMMISSION AND PUT IN HIS DETAILS.YOU SHOULD GET THE PLOT AND GRAVE NUMBER.YOU MAY HAVE TRIED THIS,I THINK THE SIMBOL YOU ASK ABOUT IS AN ASTERISK.HOPE THIS HELPS

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HEELO,SORRY ABOUT MY REPLY ABOUT YOUR GREAT GRANDAD I HAVE JUST SEE THE DATE HE DIED.

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Pops49 please note when using CAPS on a forum it = Shouting, i'm sure that is not how you wanted your reply to have been read. wink


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