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Old 24-10-17, 10:48 AM
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He had no known overseas service before WWI, so awards for bravery would seem unlikely. I've searched London Gazette, but the John Brown name is not ideal...

Were there any other TF awards for service that I don't know about? He was an accomplished marksman. Could that lead to a gong?
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Old 24-10-17, 10:52 AM
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Not that type. VB and TF were keen on marksmen badges and cups etc but they were not worn as a ribbon like that.

If it was not for bravery then I wold have suggested Boer war service but you don't make mention of any.
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Old 24-10-17, 10:53 AM
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The inverted chevrons are overseas service stripes for each year he had served overseas. Two chevrons tie up with the 1916 date.
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I didn't know Officers received these. Only 2 stripes in 1918 also indicates no previous overseas service.

It would be very odd for him not to be wearing medal ribbons for his wedding. Perhaps they are there but not easily identifiable in a sepia photo?
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Old 24-10-17, 11:23 AM
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He had no known overseas service before WWI, so awards for bravery would seem unlikely. I've searched London Gazette, but the John Brown name is not ideal...

Were there any other TF awards for service that I don't know about? He was an accomplished marksman. Could that lead to a gong?
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In post 26 you say he was commissioned in March 1915 and posted to France in October 1916 so, if the photo was taken during or after service in France, then it could well be the ribbon of the MC.
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Old 24-10-17, 05:48 PM
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How about this Dark Green and grey arm band?
I would suggest that the dark green and grey armband relates to the Intelligence Corps. This is one from WW2 and a lighter grey but I believe they were also used earlier. The WW1 Intelligence Corps was disbanded in 1929 and reformed in 1940.

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"FS" - Field Security?
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Yes FS is Field Security. Also found with CI for Counter Intelligence which I believe was worn into the 1960s.

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Old 24-10-17, 09:39 PM
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This makes sense. John Brown's son in law Harry Greenfield served in the Intelligence Corps in WWII. Parachuted in to Arnhem allegedly, but claimed he spent the war in Rotherham as a cleaner. This is beyond my remit and pay grade!
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Old 25-10-17, 06:53 AM
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In post 26 you say he was commissioned in March 1915 and posted to France in October 1916 so, if the photo was taken during or after service in France, then it could well be the ribbon of the MC.
John was promoted from 2/Lt to Lt in Nov 1915 (or June 1916) - before he went overseas. With only one pip on his sleeve, I can't this is a gallantry medal.

He served in the Home Guard in WWII and a photo in the uniform shows 5 Medal Ribbons, aged 64-66. BWM, VM,TWM, TFEM and another. Could this have been the Defence Medal. Would this have been worn actually during WWII?
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Old 25-10-17, 07:44 AM
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No it was not worn until the award at the end of the war.
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John was promoted from 2/Lt to Lt in Nov 1915 (or June 1916) - before he went overseas. With only one pip on his sleeve, I can't this is a gallantry medal.

He served in the Home Guard in WWII and a photo in the uniform shows 5 Medal Ribbons, aged 64-66. BWM, VM,TWM, TFEM and another. Could this have been the Defence Medal. Would this have been worn actually during WWII?
I'm with you now!. Are you able to show the photo with the five medal ribbons?.
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Old 25-10-17, 04:22 PM
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Ribbons and Gongs. I hope someone can identify these. I'm stumped!
Isn't this a classic Dads Army photo.
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Ribbons and Gongs. I hope someone can identify these. I'm stumped!
Isn't this a classic Dads Army photo.
Is the man front right in the second photo the same man as in the HG photo?.
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Old 25-10-17, 06:30 PM
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Is the man front right in the second photo the same man as in the HG photo?.
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Old 25-10-17, 06:57 PM
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Sorry, try as I might I just can't figure those ribbons out.
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