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Offline steveg

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2496 John William Currie
« on: August 23, 2011, 08:15:26 PM »
I am new to forum, interested to find about my great grandfather Pte. & Sgt. 2496 / 3512500  John William Currie, 2nd Battalion have medal card
know he served in Boer war, ww1 and was captured in Iraq 1920

interested to find about all service especially Boer war, think he was in mounted infantry, has four clasps on medal but don't know which ones
thanks


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Offline Wendi

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 08:49:28 PM »
Hi Steve and a Warm Welcome to our Forum  ;D

I have taken the liberty of modifying your post, and removing the MIC that you had posted.  The posting if it is in conflict with your agreement with the T's & C's of Ancestry and their copyright agreement with The National Archives.

Because you specifically asked about the Boer War period I'm moving your post to that section, but if you want any info on another period, please feel free to make a new thread on another section.

Good luck with your research!

Wendi  :)
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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 09:00:36 PM »
Whoops never read the T's and C's (as usual)
thanks Wendi

there are two numbers in the regt no. column

I have added the other one

thanks again
Steve

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 09:45:10 PM »
Steve,

6126 Private W. CURRIE served in S. Africa with the 2nd Bn. The Manchester Regiment.

He is on the medal roll as having a QSA with clasps Orange Free State : S. Africa 1901 and S. Africa 1902 but his QSA also has the clasp Transvaal.  He is not on the Mounted Infantry roll and his clasp combination doesnt indicate MI service.

He is also shown as serving with the 1st Bn. in February 1903.

His medals are the Museum of the Manchester Regiment and consist of:-

QSA (as above)
1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
GSM, with clasp Iraq  ( He is confirmed as a POW)
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
Meritorious Service Medal.

A long serving soldier and ended up as the RSM.

regards
« Last Edit: August 23, 2011, 09:51:55 PM by sphinx »

Offline steveg

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 10:01:45 PM »
Thanks Sphinx!

didn't expect such a quick response

great to find out about the clasps

and the RSM information

I think I noticed in the Iraq, Hillah 1920 captured section he was listed as a private?
so must have had quick promotions after that

thank you!

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Re: 2496 John William Currie
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 08:45:40 AM »
Hi Steve

Welcome to the site.

Here are some of the medal rolls

2nd Bn QSA medal roll

1915 Star roll

BWM & VM roll

Iraq  Medal roll

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Re: 2496 John William Currie
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 09:07:03 AM »