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Old 11-12-19, 06:00 AM
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Hi,

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?

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Old 11-12-19, 06:09 AM
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First Name:
George J
Surname:
Ellis
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
187
Regiment:
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)
Collection:
Nominal index of all service personnel serving in a theatre of war 1914-1919
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Old 11-12-19, 08:49 AM
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Well done Leigh, this is what the forum is all about, sharing knowledge
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Old 11-12-19, 01:33 PM
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Thank you, i have contacted someone locally that will be getting me this persons military service card.
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Old 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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