Friday, 20 February 2015

Findmypast adds to Royal Artillery Honours & Awards Collection

Nearly 10,000 new records are added to the Royal Artillery Honours and Awards collection.  There are details of 7,000 Military Crosses awarded between 1916 and 1945, over 1,500 Distinguished Service Orders awarded between 1886 and 1918 and over 1,200 other honours and awards given between 1947 and 2013.
The amount of information, you may find the following information although many of the fields are missing:

Soldier's title, first name (sometimes only initials, last name, rank and number
Soldiers post nominal letters at the time of the award
Date it appears in the London Gazette (found at
Unit the man was serving in at the time of the award, when known
Award itself
Branch of the regiment
Award itself
Theatre of operations in which the soldier was serving at the time
Schedule number
File number
Who the award was recommended by
Theatre of operations
Remarks on the award
Further service notes, when known
Date of event
Cause of death
Place of residence
Date of discharge
Reason for discharge

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