Hi all.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by B.BELL, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. B.BELL

    B.BELL New Member

    My name is Brian from Ipswich.My son and I got interested in ww1 when we found out that my grandfather won the military medal at Ypres.We researched it as far as was possible.But never found a citation hence joining this forum.Brian.
  2. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Administrator Moderator

    Welcome aboard Brian. Which medal was awarded to your grandfather?
  3. Vladimir

    Vladimir Siberian Tiger

    Hi Brian...welcome to the forum.
    BTW do you know in which army division your grandfather served?
  4. B.BELL

    B.BELL New Member

    Hi My grandfather.438427 2/corporal Bell T.J military medal awarded 19.11.17.Ypres.He was in the 430 Field Co.R.E. We made a visit to the R.E museum down in Kent and read and copied the war diaries for the time he was on the western front.We had booked a time and the war diaries at the museum as is required. strangest thing on the first page we read that.438427 L/CPL T.BELL had been awarded the M.M. We have checked newspapers including local ones for a citation but no luck.We understand that citations were not given in the new year list and the kings birthday list.Brian
  5. Vladimir

    Vladimir Siberian Tiger

    Brian, can you contact our member Rigby44?

    I think he will be able to help you.

    Here: http://www.militarian.com/threads/ypres-january-june-1917.8845/
  6. B.BELL

    B.BELL New Member

    Hi Vladmir thanks Brian.
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