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Re(5): 3rd. battalion 1915
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Keith
I have checked the Medal Card Index under a number of different combinations such as surname with and without his initial and by his full name and number. Sadly no medal entitlement is recorded. Some 8,000 plus M. Griffiths are recorded and a search by his number only brings up a reference to WO 372/19/17136 which is one of the record folios.
As David Prince correctly points out the lack of an entry in the Medal Entitlement Index would strongly suggest that he never served overseas. I note from your original post that he enlisted into the Manchester Regiment in 1914 but was discharged 40 days later on medical grounds. This fact may have some bearing upon his untimely death in 1915 due to a possible ongoing illness? or as David suggested a training fatality which sadly were not that uncommon. This is unfortunately an example of how the loss of the WW1 service records hampers the researcher.
Regards
Geoff P

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