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Jacques 11-12-19 06:00 AM

WW1 British War Medal

A friend of mine showed me an WW1 medal his wife received from grand parents and i'm not to knowledgeable on these. On it is the general soldier details: 187 PTE G.J.Ellis, but then there is also : "E.AFR.Road.C "
What does this stand for?


leigh kitchen 11-12-19 06:09 AM

First Name:
George J
Service Number:
East Africa Road Corps; East African Road Company
Archive Reference:
WO 372/6/194065
(Can be found at The National Archives in Kew, and contains First World War, War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index)
Nominal index of all service personnel serving in a theatre of war 1914-1919

norfolk regt man 11-12-19 08:49 AM

Well done Leigh, this is what the forum is all about, sharing knowledge

Jacques 11-12-19 01:33 PM

Thank you, i have contacted someone locally that will be getting me this persons military service card.

High Wood 12-12-19 09:08 AM

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The Medal Index Card adds very little more information than Leigh has provided.

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