There were three potential medals to be awarded the British War Medal
(for those who left their native land) The Victory (for those who
entered the theatre of war) and the Star (for those who saw service
prior to 1916)
First of all I can tell you as your ancestor was only awarded the
Victory (and not British War Medal) he probably never left the British
Isles and joined the war sometime after 1916. He was probably a member
of a recruitment drive lead by Lord Derby
You need a Battalion number, then you can find the Regimental
Histories, and officers war Diaries and battalion war diaries - if you
are very lucky you may be able to find further info in the National
Archives in the WO documents - however many were destroyed or damaged -
the burnt documents - during WWII
for great help and advice - if you are lucky there
may be a South Lancs expert on there - there is for the Kings Liverpool
and they will be able to advise you. This site is also good for basic
information - also try The Long Long Trail website. There is probably a
regimental museum somewhere - try them too
On Tuesday, Feb 1, 2005, at 10:05 Europe/Paris, MartDou(a)aol.com wrote:
My Grandfather Herbert Stuttard served and was wounded in W.W.I I have
obtained, from his service record - Corps – S Lan R- Regtl no,
medal –Roll J/1/103B19 page 3623-Sublist J/2371/1 .
I wondered what information if any could be extracted from this. I
was in the South Lancashire Regiment but would really like to know his
Battalion number so I could track which battles he fought in. I
thought the B19 at
the end of the Roll number may be a clue but there was not a
However there was a Regiment of that number which the 7th battallion
in. Any Information would be appreciated.
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