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Article about: Hello all, just picked this Palestine Service Medal named to PTE. M. LIJANE. APC, service number AS17869. I'm going to send for his records in the morning. I assume APC stands for Army Pay C

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    Hello all, just picked this Palestine Service Medal named to PTE. M. LIJANE. APC, service number AS17869. I'm going to send for his records in the morning. I assume APC stands for Army Pay Corps.






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    An interesting name. No trace of the name on UK Ancestry. A Google search seems to suggest a South African connection.

    Also found this - a similar service number on a GSM for an African man.

    General Service Medal (Bar - Palestine 1945 - 48) - African Pioneer Corps | Cultman Collectables

    I think APC is African Pioneer Corps.

    Good luck with your research.

    Regards

    Richie

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    Hi,

    he was a member of the African Pioneer Corps - Royal Army Pay Corps would be inscribed "RAPC" on a medal. Anyway, here's the medal roll confirming his entitlement to the GSM.
    Cheers, Tom

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    Wow Richie ! Thank you very much for the clarification. It makes sence now why the R was missing from Royal Army Pay Corps. When I see a british medal I don't think South Africa right away even though Cape Town was a British colony.

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    Sorry tom, your post didn't load till I submitted my last response. Thank you for your clarification and medal roll! If you don't mind me asking, how did you get that without paying a researcher?

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    Hi,

    my pleasure. I have an annual subscription to ancestry.com and do plenty of research myself, so knew where to look! I'm always happy to do 'look ups'.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Great to see members helping out on this medal, well done Richie and Tom.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Jerry

    Thank-you, although Google and the Internet has to take the real credit.

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Jerry

    Thank-you, although Google and the Internet has to take the real credit.
    Indeed, but you still spent the time having a look and though maybe it came up quick and was not a lot of work or time, you had a go and was willing to help a member out. Still a good deed in my book.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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