MEDAL INDEX CARD
With so many service records destroyed, the MIC is often the next best chance of learning about your soldier
1 Name This is often given in full.
2 Corps Or Regiment He went abroad with the 28th Battalion, the London Regiment, but the Suffolk Regiment issued the medals.
3 Rank He was first a private, then a 2nd lieutenant.
4 Regimental Number This does not apply to officers. It should be unique within a regiment, but might be reused after a man leaves.
5 Medals Issued Allanson received the Victory Medal and British War Medal, plus the 1914–1915 Star. Red lettering refers to the Star, and blue to the BWM and VM. Black lettering (rare) refers to the 1914 Star.
6 Theatre Of War First Served In Allanson went to France on 29 December 1914.
7 Remarks These include the date he was commissioned, and the date of death (20 July 1916).