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    Ernest Thompson 17913 1st Bt. Royal Dubs

    You are amazing, thank you! I've emailed my Nana the medal card and asked if she ever saw them when she was a little girl or knows where they might be. I don't know the circumstances in detail but apparently Ernest ran away from home and enlisted after an argument with Alfred, his dad (maybe about signing up I don't know). So I don't know how if the medals were given to his parents. It's quite a sad story really and my G.G.Grandmother was heartbroken. I'd love to find them and give them to my Nana. Here's hoping! I think I'll head to the British Archives and see if they can help too. They may have more information about what happened.
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    Ernest Thompson 17913 1st Bt. Royal Dubs

    Hi Simon, Wow, thank you so very much for the time you have taken to research and reply to me. I'll take a look at everything you have sent to me. Am currently adding all the details to medal tracker and have also been looking on eBay. I like a treasure hunt so this will keep me busy over the next few months/years! I'll let you know if I find them. Thank you from the bottom of heart, and yes such a gentleman. Rachel.
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    Ernest Thompson 17913 1st Bt. Royal Dubs

    I think, through further research he can't have been in this photo as he was a private and not an officer and I think that all the men in this photo are officers.
  4. Hi, I am new to this site! My name is Rachel and I am researching my G.G Uncle who died in ww1 at Gallipoli. I have been fascinated by him since I was a teenager and am writing a little book about his journey for my family. This is what I know so far: He was underage and enlisted at Wood Green in 1915 at only 14 years old. He served with 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died at Gallipoli on 08/08/15. I am reading a lot of books at the moment about WW1 but wondered if anyone could help me with a few questions? 1. He enlisted at Wood Green in London. How would he have become part of the RDF? 2. Is there somewhere I can look for photos of the 1st Battalion? I have only really just begun searching and see there is a lot of information but wondered if anyone has any specific sites they can point me to? 3. He was a Private - what would his uniform have been? I think he may be in this photograph as I have another photo of him which bares a resemblance but my Dad tells me he is wearing the wrong hat. 4. I notice that some of you have medals - would these have the soldiers names on them? Have they been passed down through your family or have you tracked them down? Thanks for any help! Rachel.
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