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    Can anyone tell me what the letter 'G' before the soldiers number stand for
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    Found this:

    "Many army numbers carried letter prefixes, a lot of these being introduced during the First World War. Some prefixes, like the letter G, used to prefix the numbers of men in various Home Counties battalions who enlisted during 1914-1918 for General Service, were very common; others less so. Prefixes were normally expressed on army paperwork as G/1234 or G1234 and may be represented on medals as G-1234. A word of warning however: the use of prefixes was often inconsistent."

    Army Service Numbers 1881-1918: Number Prefixes

    I haven't had time [real work to do !] to do a full check but did find this - could be your man ?

    CWGC - Casualty Details

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Found this:

    "Many army numbers carried letter prefixes, a lot of these being introduced during the First World War. Some prefixes, like the letter G, used to prefix the numbers of men in various Home Counties battalions who enlisted during 1914-1918 for General Service, were very common; others less so. Prefixes were normally expressed on army paperwork as G/1234 or G1234 and may be represented on medals as G-1234. A word of warning however: the use of prefixes was often inconsistent."

    Army Service Numbers 1881-1918: Number Prefixes

    I haven't had time [real work to do !] to do a full check but did find this - could be your man ?

    CWGC - Casualty Details

    Thanks Ritchie for the help & yes that is my man , i already knew that but just wanted too know what the 'G' represented , thanks anyway & here is the group , i know the star should be after the MM but not my photo
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    Glad to be of assistance - very nice grouping.

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Glad to be of assistance - very nice grouping.
    Thanks , shame someone over the years has polished them too death as a lot of the details on the medals have been worn off

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    Quote by HD1450 View Post
    Thanks , shame someone over the years has polished them too death as a lot of the details on the medals have been worn off
    Indeed - but still good to have a complete grouping.

    Have you seen his service record on Ancestry ?

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Have you seen his service record on Ancestry ?
    No i haven't , i am not registered with it , but i was given a photo of his MIC with the date of his death possibly mixed up with his entry into the war ?
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    Can anyone get a copy of his service records from Ancestry ?

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    Yes, I can, but don't have time to download it now. I've just had a quick flick through it, I'm afraid it's not a very detailed one (and it's a burned one too), but:
    Wounded 20th March 1916, seriously wounded 1st April 1917 and wounded again on 29th August 1917, by the look of things!

    Cheers, Tom

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    Quote by thorne83 View Post
    Yes, I can, but don't have time to download it now. I've just had a quick flick through it, I'm afraid it's not a very detailed one (and it's a burned one too), but:
    Wounded 20th March 1916, seriously wounded 1st April 1917 and wounded again on 29th August 1917, by the look of things!

    Cheers, Tom

    Thanks Tom , pm sent

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