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Article about: whilst research some recent acquisitions, i found this list of medal prefixes on another forum, thought id post it on here as it may help others. sorry if this has already been covered. kind

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    whilst research some recent acquisitions, i found this list of medal prefixes on another forum, thought id post it on here as it may help others.
    sorry if this has already been covered.

    kind regards
    Ed.

    A - KRRC (Early wartime recruits).

    A - RSF, Cameronians & AOC.

    B - 26/RF (City of London Bankers).

    B - KRRC, Rifle Brigade & Cameronians.

    C - KRRC (16th Battalion onwards).

    C - 1/R Munster Fus. (Garrison Bn.), Middx. Regt. & Rifle Brigade.

    CHT - Corps of Horse Transport - ASC.

    CMT - Corps of Motor Transport - ASC.

    D - Dragoons & Dragoon Guards.

    DG - Dragoon Guards.

    DM - Driver MT - ASC.

    E - 17/RF (Empire Battalion).

    F - 17 & 23/Middx. Regt. (Football Battalions).

    G - 1, 2 & 3/RIF (Garrison Battalions).

    G - Prefix found on various Home Counties regiments (Service Battalions).

    GS - See above.

    GS - Cavalry regiments (War service only).

    GS - General Service.

    H - Hussars.

    J - 38, 39 & 40/RF (Jewish Battalions).

    K - Royal Lancaster Regt. (The King's Own) & Cambridgeshire Regt.

    L - Lancers.

    L - Prefix found on various Home Counties regiments (Regulars).

    L - 3/SWB.

    M1 - MT Section - ASC.

    M2 - Electricians - ASC.

    MS - Mechanical Specials (trade) - ASC.

    MT - Mechanical Transport (trade) - ASC.

    N - RAMC.

    O - Rifle Brigade.

    P - Military Police.

    P - Dragoon Guards.

    PS - 18, 19, 20 & 21/RF and 16/Middx. Regt. (Public School Battalions).

    PW - 18, 19 & 26/Middx. Regt. (Public Works Battalions - later Labour Corps).

    R - Remount Section - ASC.

    R - KRRC (later recruits up to 16th Bn.), also Manchester Regiment.

    RX - Remount Section - ASC.

    S - Supply - ASC.

    S - Highland Regiments (wartime enlistments).

    S - Home counties regiments (3rd [Militia] Battalions).

    S - Rifle Brigade, Dorset Regt., R Munster Fus., AOC, RA & RAMC.

    SB - 10/RF (City of London Stockbrokers Battalion).

    SD - 11, 12 & 13/R Sussex Regt. (South Downs Battalions).

    SE - Army Veterinary Corps (Special Enlistment for duration).

    SPTS - 23 & 24/RF (Sportsmans' Battalions).

    SS - Supply Special (trade) - ASC

    STK - 10/RF (City of London Stockbrokers Battalion).

    T1, T2, T3 & T4 - Horse Transport - ASC.

    T - Army Ordnance Corps.

    T - Territorial Force.

    TF - Territorial Force.

    TR - Training Reserve - ASC.

    TS - Transport Specials (trade) - ASC.

    TSR - Transport Special Reserve - ASC.

    W - 13/Cheshire Regt. (Wirral).

    W - 38th (Welsh) Divn. Royal Artillery.

    WR - Royal Engineers (Waterways & Railways).

    Y - KRRC (early wartime enlistments).

    Z - Rifle Brigade.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Thanks for posting. As a collector of WW1 medals this is useful. Just for clarity, these are prefixes for service numbers? The only ones I have come across thus far in my collection have been MT and WR. Cheers.

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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post
    Thanks for posting. As a collector of WW1 medals this is useful. Just for clarity, these are prefixes for service numbers? The only ones I have come across thus far in my collection have been MT and WR. Cheers.
    Hi spitace, yes service numbers, I've used this list a few times and thought it may be useful

    On a side note, I'm typing this on my mobile, and the autocorrect keeps trying to change spitace to "spinach" lol
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    I guess I could just change my username to spinach to accommodate your autocorrect lol

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what are your recent acquisitions?

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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post
    I guess I could just change my username to spinach to accommodate your autocorrect lol
    that would be very helpful
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what are your recent acquisitions?
    I picked up a few bits, the pair is a nice one to L/cpl Rosevear of the military police (mounted) that is on feebay at the moment. I've had a few police ones through before so new the prefix, but I have kept meaning to post this list, and then forgetting so i did it while i remembered!.

    I buy lots of ww1 pairs, mainly for customers that i have on a list that i know are looking for certain regts or names.

    Theres a few prefixes missing that i will add in later when i get the chance.

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    L - Lancers.

    L - Prefix found on various Home Counties regiments (Regulars).
    also:
    L - Regimental number prefix to some (but not all) 3rd Bn South Wales Borderers
    L - London Division of the Royal field artillery (RFA)

    ill keep adding as i come across them.
    Ed
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    many thanks, very useful.
    cheers,
    john.

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    Good to know - Thanks.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    PLY - Royal Marines & Royal Marine Light Infantry - Plymouth Division
    PLY or RMP - Royal Marine Police. - Plymouth
    PO (or) RMP - Royal Marine Police.
    PO - Royal Marines & Royal Marine Light Infantry - Portsmouth Division,
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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