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Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« on: January 16, 2008, 12:30:21 PM »
 Hi ,

 My name is Andrea and I am trying to find any information about my Grandfather Sergeant Walter Killen (9263). He was awarded the Military Medal in 1919
  Can anyone give me any information , or point me in the right direction !!


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Re: Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 12:47:17 PM »
Hi Andrea

welcome to the group

can you tell me are the medals still in the family? is that where you got the service from?

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Re: Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 02:30:37 PM »
i don't think that service number applies to the manchester regiment

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Medal card of Killen, W
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Royal Field Artillery    L/9263    Farrier Serjeant
Date    1914-1920
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Re: Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 05:37:04 PM »
 Yes we stil have the medal in the family, and his role number is on a illustrated address awarded to him from Salford Council in May1919

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Re: Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 07:28:31 PM »
andrea

i am just wondering why you thought he was in the manchester regiment, looking at the information on the national archives site, he seems to have been in the Royal Field Artillery, whta does it say on the edge of the medal?

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Re: Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 02:47:04 PM »
 I do not know what regiment he was in, only his number which I found on the certificate that was ppresented to him from Salford Council in 1919. I just presumed he was in the Manchester regiment as he lived in Manchester at the time .

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Re: Sergeant Walter Killen (9263)
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2008, 12:56:44 AM »
arh!  well it would seem Walter was a Farrier Serjeant in the royal field artillery, he would be looking after the horses that towed the guns around

i'm afraid i don't know a lot about the artillery  ???
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