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Michelle
Sadly very few photographs exist. It was not War Office policy to photograph individuals etc. The known photos as we come across them are attached to the various entries for each battalion.
Some more info for you below....

First Name:
A
Surname:
Curtis
Information:
Particulars furnished: Preston, 21/06/1919.
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
242888
Service From Date:
10/12/1915
Service To Date:
06/06/1919
Silver War Badge Number:
B.232036
War Office Ref. Number:
H.2572/1
Reason for Discharge:
Paragraph 392 King's Regulations (xvi) No longer physically fit for war service. Army Order 265 paragraph 2ai - those who, having served as officers and being still of military age, have retired, resigned or relinquished their commissions after service overseas in the armed Forces of the Crown, on account of disablement or ill-health caused otherwise than by misconduct.
Overseas:
Yes
Service:
British Army
Primary Unit:
Lancashire Fusiliers
Archive Reference:
WO329/3081

Silver War Badge List 1914-1918


Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

With the information in A Curtis's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
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British War Medal

With the information in A Curtis's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
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Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness during World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the Discharge Badge, Wound Badge or Services Rendered Badge, was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.

The sterling silver lapel badge was intended to be worn in civilian clothes. It had been the practice of some women to present white feathers to apparently able-bodied young men who were not wearing the King's uniform. The badge was to be worn on the right breast while in civilian dress, it was forbidden to wear on a military uniform.

The badge bears the royal cipher of GRI (for Georgius Rex Imperator; George, King and Emperor) and around the rim "For King and Empire; Services Rendered". Each badge was uniquely numbered on the reverse. The War Office made it known that they would not replace Silver War Badges if they went missing, however if one was handed into a police station then it would be returned to the War Office. If the original recipient could be traced at his or her discharge address then the badge would be returned.


First Name:
A
Surname:
Curtis
Incident Details:
War Office Daily List No.5709
Report Date:
30/10/1918
Information:
Reported as Prisoner of War in lists received from the German Government.
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
242888
Casualty Listed As:
Prisoner of War
Next Of Kin Address:
Cricklade
Service:
British Army
Primary Unit:
Lancashire Fusiliers
Archive Reference:
NLS 1918_WList66


Regards
Geoff Pycroft

The Web Site Team

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