Discussion in 'WWI (1914 - 1918)' started by Ma-dotcom, Aug 4, 2015.
The Forces site i found is a pay for site( of course). sorry Ma
It is not entirely correct to say that in World War One there were "no campaign medals" because the three medals that were usually awarded were themselves campaign medals. There was also the Territorial War Medal and the Mercantile Marine Medal, which I suppose makes five WW1 campaign medals.
The 1914-18 Star was only awarded to those who were serving in any theatre of war against Germany between 5th August 1914 and 31st December 1915 (apart from those eligible for the 1914 "Mons Star"). Canadian soldiers such as the Prout brothers would probably have been awarded the War Medal and the Victory Medal - I can provide pictures of both if required.
Any & all help gladly accepted, this will all go to a commemorative site for men from Gloucestershire. Mayhap & maybe he didn't aquire any medals, but we must try & find out.
OK will try tonight at work now so can't really do much, but he would have deffo had medals.
If these individuals were in a combat area before 31st December 1915 they would have received all three medals - that is to say, the WW1 War Medal, The WW1 Star and the Victory Medal. Otherwise, the entitlement was just two medals. As a matter of interest, if it should transpire that the medals were not awarded, it is still possible for family members to claim them!
cannot see anymore info than you already have on here
Library and Archives Canada has a search database for medals & Honours but I couldn't find a Gerald Prout have a look I might have missed something about what is available
Thank you Sandie for trying. I had no more luck than you, as the time is running out for the people to have these details in I guess it must be left as is with the info they have. Cousin has tried one or two sites but with no response.
AnnB your newspaper report was well received, not been sited before.
Thanks every one for your efforts.
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