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parker

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WWI MEDAL CARDS
« on: October 17, 2010, 04:58:57 PM »
hi all.doing a bit of research on a family member.all his details listed below.
also his medal card which i am finding hard to understand.im ok with the regiment,rank and service no.but, cannot work put which medals he had won and where,also the theatre of war served in.hoping someone can fill in the gaps for me,or advise where to go to get the info...thanks for looking...
 
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Name:
HEWITT, JOHN
Initials:
John
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Rank:
Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service:
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit Text:
6th Bn.
Age:
26
Date of Death:
08/11/1918
Service No:
12760
Additional information:
Son of Alfred V. and Margaret Hewitt (nee Kidd), of Moira, Co. Down. Also served at Gallipoli, Salonika, Egypt and Palestine.
Casualty Type:
Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:
II. C. 17.
Cemetery:
PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY

JimG

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Re: WWI MEDAL CARDS
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 06:08:01 PM »

parker

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 09:34:18 PM »
thanks for the reply jim,
have tried this but still not sure how to read it.
does this mean that he had won the victory,british and star medals?
and could the "15" written before the star mean 1915?
also the theatre of war first served in,could the (26) be a date and the name beguining with B,a place?
 
thanks....
parker

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Re: WWI MEDAL CARDS
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 10:21:34 PM »
thanks for the reply jim,
have tried this but still not sure how to read it.
does this mean that he had won the victory,british and star medals?
and could the "15" written before the star mean 1915?
also the theatre of war first served in,could the (26) be a date and the name beguining with B,a place?
 
thanks....
parker

 
Parker contact the Inniskillen Fusiliers Museum they should be able to help you if you pay them a visit.  I visited the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum in Armagh and they were fantastic.
 
Erin
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Re: WWI MEDAL CARDS
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 01:49:22 PM »
thanks for the reply jim,
have tried this but still not sure how to read it.
does this mean that he had won the victory,british and star medals?
and could the "15" written before the star mean 1915?
also the theatre of war first served in,could the (26) be a date and the name beguining with B,a place?
 
thanks....
parker

 
He Received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.
 
The 1914-15 Star was approved in 1918, for issue to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of the War[1] between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915 (other than those who had already qualified for the 1914 Star).
 
Theatre of war first served in is 2B which is Gallipoli and he landed in that theatre on the 10th July 1915.
 
These are useful links:
 
List of theatres.
 
http://www.1914-1918.net/grandad/theatres.htm
 
Interpreting a Medal Index Card.
 
http://www.1914-1918.net/grandad/mic.htm
Researching the ORR family from Belfast and HERRON family from Holywood & Belfast.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 05:37:08 PM »
thank you jotsmee.
 
its great to be filling in the missing pieces,have requested his service records,so waiting on word back,also, hope to get down to enniskillen castle in the near future.
thanks again for all your help guys.
 
 
parker.

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parker

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 10:54:18 PM »
thank you bob.
 
  "find a grave" is a super site with all the info i could have wished for.
 
  have also found this other fantastic site,british war graves.link below.
 
   www.britishwargraves.co.uk   
 
this has a list of thousands of war grave photos,memorials,etc.
check it out.
i filled in a request form with the details i had,eg.name,rank, place of burial and within 3 days they were able to send me a photo of the cemetery and to my delight,a close up photo of the actual headstone.they also had the time to thank ME for using their site and could they help in any other way...fantastic.
this is also a free site and i didnt hesitate to make a donation to them for the very rewarding work they do.
have some old photos of a great uncle in RIR uniform,WW1, and if i can link this photo to the grave in france, would be the fitting end to a search that started in moira,co.down 1893,and finished in france 1918.
 
 
 
thanks again..parker
 
 
 
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 12:57:18 PM »
Hello Parker
 John Hewitt was my Great Uncle. My grandmother's maiden name was Hewitt from Moira. I found John's details on British War Graves last year. Mybe I can give you more info

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 07:52:11 PM »
hi heady.
that means that our two grandmothers were sisters.would love to get any info that you have.have sent you an e.mail with some details.
 
this forum is fantastic,a lot of people giving a lot of helpful information to others.
 
keep it going folks.
 
thanks again...parker

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 07:35:39 PM »
hi all.doing a bit of research on a family member.all his details listed below.
also his medal card which i am finding hard to understand.im ok with the regiment,rank and service no.but, cannot work put which medals he had won and where,also the theatre of war served in.hoping someone can fill in the gaps for me,or advise where to go to get the info...thanks for looking...
 
parker
 
Name:HEWITT, JOHNInitials:JohnNationality:United KingdomRank:Lance SerjeantRegiment/Service:Royal Inniskilling FusiliersUnit Text:6th Bn.Age:26Date of Death:08/11/1918Service No:12760Additional information:Son of Alfred V. and Margaret Hewitt (nee Kidd), of Moira, Co. Down. Also served at Gallipoli, Salonika, Egypt and Palestine.Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:II. C. 17.Cemetery:PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY

Hi I know this is almost 10 years old but thought I would add that this is my great uncle. My granny was frances edith Hewitt.
Did yu find anymore information on him?

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 10:13:48 PM »
Hi skylark im trying to make a connection with john hewitts family
May have information that would interest you.