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Offline Jobradford

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7199 PTE. H. Prestwich
« on: June 20, 2023, 01:47:54 PM »
I have found medals and cap badge for the above amongst my later parents effects and have been unable to find any information so far. Can anyone help?

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Re: 7199 PTE. H. Prestwich
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2023, 02:09:52 PM »
Hi Jo,
The medals seem to relate to Private 7199 / 703438 Harold Prestwich of 23rd Bn London Regiment.  He's shown on their Medal Roll for the British War and Victory Medals, serving overseas with them in France / Western Front from 23/09/1916 to 12/09/1919.
It's probable that Harold trained with a different Bn or Regiment before overseas duty.  Another man with a very similar numbers trained with the City of London Yeomanry from Sept 1915 before transfer to 23rd Bn and serving in France from the same date.
Is there a reason why you think there's a Manchester connection?
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Re: 7199 PTE. H. Prestwich
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2023, 02:22:15 PM »
Oh thank you so much 😊 the medals and a Manchester Regiment cap badge were together in a box I’ve found when clearing my late parents house.. we came from Manchester so made that assumption.. I think from what you’ve managed to find out that he might have been my great grandmothers lodger as he was a Harold (presuming he survived the war)
You’ve been so helpful
Thank you 😊