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Old 04-07-17, 03:13 PM
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I need an explanation please. He was commissioned in the RCHA 23 Fruary 1915 but, commission only signed only 22nd June 1918....????

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I need an explanation please. He was commissioned in the RCHA 23 Fruary 1915 but, commission only signed only 22nd June 1918....????

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Somebody forgot to request the commission script (or else the paperwork got lost). Nothing out of the ordinary and I can speak from personal experience that it was known to happen up until the 1980s (and probably till today). There is a significant gap been the date of "seniority from" and the date of the GG's signature on my script (but not the three year gap of this officer's). If the authority responsible for requesting the document could miss the requirement to do so in the relatively calm era of my commissioning (though the circumstances were slightly unusual), then imagine the record keeping nightmare of the war when thousands of "temporary gentlemen" were being plucked from the ranks.

The question should be: "Why is this officer's commissioning script in his personnel file and why wasn't it given to him?" This is not a document that would normally be in a service record - not even as a copy.

It should be noted that Captain Gimblett, was already an officer (a Lt. since 18 Aug 1912) when the war started. So, another question should be "why are they giving him another commission script".

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I agree that the last ribbon is likely a Canada Reverse LS&GC. Awarded to 150 Cdns between 1902-1909. I don't have that roll. Anyone? Ed?

He does not appear on anything that I have for rolls other than a

"Regt. Inst. Gimblet, Royal Canadian Artillery" on the 1897 Jubilee Medal Roll.

Different spelling, no initials given, and nothing on the Captain's chest suggest an 1897 Jubilee however.

Seems like he did a lot but I find little else at this time. Odd.

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"Regt. Inst. Gimblet, Royal Canadian Artillery" on the 1897 Jubilee Medal Roll.

Different spelling, no initials given, and nothing on the Captain's chest suggest an 1897 Jubilee however.
Perhaps, and it is stretching it a bit, the ribbon that was suggested to be the M.C. is actually the ribbon of the Diamond Jubilee Medal. With a lot of squinting, one could convince himself that there were very thin colour stripes at the edges of the ribbon. Just as most immediately would think "MC" due to the order of wear of the ribbon, at one time - before the war (and probably not changed until new decorations/medals i.e. MC, MM were introduced) - the order of wear had been Jubilee/Coronation medals, DCM, Campaign medals and LS&GC.

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