Fold3, James Coleman Rifle Brigade

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  1. Adam McGregor

    Adam McGregor Active Member

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    Hello,

    James was with the 22nd Battalion from 1916 to 1918, but I can’t view his Silver War Badge papers on Fold3 as I don’t have a membership. I can only see on Ancestry that he was discharged in October 1918. Can anyone please take a look for me?

    I’d appreciate any help!

    Adam
     
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    Is he the 47yr old Rifleman (204650) who served with the 22nd Wessex & Welsh Rifle Brigade?
    Enlisted 7 Sep 1914. Discharged 8 Oct 1918.
    Cause of discharge: Para 392, XVI, Kings Regs, Sick (ie not wounded).

    Fold3 is free on Ancestry at the moment, isn't it?
    The above is from:
    UK, Silver War Badge Records, 1914-1920 /London/ TP 3201-3600.
    Page 173 (of 408).

    Jane
     
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    Yes, I could see that image, but it looked like there was another one on Fold3 that mentioned his birthplace too, which wasn’t on that scan. Is there a different document on Fold3? I wasn’t able to access it myself, but could look at what Ancestry itself had for the indexes of the Silver War Badge.
     
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    This is what comes up. It looks to be something different, as it mentions ‘Littleton Lanell’ i.e. Littleton Panell where he lived.
     

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  5. Jellylegs

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    You can get a free trial (if you have not had one before) - but you must remember to cancel it, as you need to give your card details. I did this in the past and it worked fine.

    I expect there are not too many people on here that have a Fold3 membership as it is just Ancestry finding a way of taking more money - when most of the British Military records used to be available on Ancestry with one of their memberships.
     
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    I really do need to get my brain in gear :oops:

    It's the National Archives site that is free during this lockdown.
    They've got this Medal Card:
    upload_2020-6-12_17-56-4.png
    (similar number - 204630)
    but I can't see anything else.
    I don't know how to find/source the Fold3 record.

    Jane
     
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    They come from the Western Front Association - partners of Ancestry. Apparently you can access the records on their site - if you join and take out a subscription :rolleyes:

    Not sure if you can access the records at their various branches across England, or if by doing that it would be free. Perhaps an e-mail asking the question may provide the answer.
     
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    Thanks, got the record in the end. It wasn’t too much - less than a GRO PDF. Gave a good bit more information about his discharge and subsequent recovery.
     
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