With so many ser­vice records de­stroyed, the MIC is of­ten the next best chance of learn­ing about your sol­dier

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ANCESTORS WW1 -

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).

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