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Offline harribobs

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Re: How to obtain battalion number from discharge certificate
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2008, 11:01:52 PM »
this gives us his enlistment date (29-5-1916) so he would have been a replacement for the losses at the somme

i am afraid i don't know what Army Order 265 is...
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Re: How to obtain battalion number from discharge certificate
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2008, 06:51:49 PM »
i am afraid i don't know what Army Order 265 is...

It has to do with the criteria of issuing of The Silver War Badge.  Can anyone make out what it says after the 265/??

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Re: How to obtain battalion number from discharge certificate
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2008, 08:54:00 PM »
Is it possible that its a 1 and a 7 the 7 on the action taken looks very similar?

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Re: How to obtain battalion number from discharge certificate
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2008, 09:31:11 PM »


Looks like 17 to me too ! I found this Googling ( sounds like Wendi was right !!  :) ) .....

A O 265/17

Army Order 265 of September 1917 pertains to the issue of the Silver War Badge !!

It goes on to say this .... but nothing about A1 !!

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A.O.265/17 references are as follows, although most of the reasons for discharge I've seen so far are those mentioned in 2a and 2b (and their sub-sections):

2. Under the amended conditions the badge will, subject in every case to the approval of the Army Council, be issued only to the individuals specified below, who have served with the military forces subsequent to the 4th August, 1914:
(a) Those who, having served as officers and being still of military age, have retired, resigned or relinquished their commissions:
(i) After service overseas in the armed Forces of the Crown, on account of disablement or ill-health caused otherwise than by misconduct,
(ii) After service at Home, and have been medically examined and finally discharged from liability to further military service under sub-section (5) of Section 1 of the Military Service (Review of Exception) Act, 1917, as permanently and totally disabled, otherwise than from misconduct.
(b.) Those who, having served as soldiers and being still of military age, have been discharged under the conditions set forth at (i) and (ii) in (a).(c.) Those who, having served as officers and being now over military age, have retired, resigned or relinquished their commissions.
(d) Those who, have served as soldiers and being now over military age, have been discharged otherwise than for misconduct.
(e) Civilians who have served with the Royal Army Medical Corps under a fixed agreement for a period of service, or who have been employed with the army overseas (provided such employment received official sanction), who have resigned their military employment on account of wounds or sickness, and who, if of military age, have received a final discharge under sub-section (5) of section 1 of the said Act.
(f) Nurses and members of Voluntary Aid Detachments who have been discharged on account of old age, wounds, or sickness, such as would render them permanently unfit for further service.

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