Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club
Peppe864

British War Medal 1939 -1945 help needed

Recommended Posts

Hello guys!

 

I am new to this forum, does anyone know where I can find info regarding the names on British War Medal?

The rim is marked "100060 SPR..F.R.HILL. R.E."   Does RE stand for Royal Engineers?

And then I have a Pacific Star marked "VX 144929 A.R. JONES." Supposedly from Australia or New Zealand?

Any input appriciated =)

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Peppe864,

RE does indeed stand for Royal Engineers and the relevant Medal Roll for the 1914-15 Star shows that your Man was entitled to this Medal with a Date of Disembarkation of 18th November 1915 and a Transfer to Class Z Reserve (Basically demobbed) on 4th March 1919.

He would therefore also be entitled to the British War Medal which you have and the Victory Medal.

Will have a dig round and see if I can locate his Medal Index Card for you.

Regarding the Australian issued medal, this was awarded to Alfred Raymond Jones who served with 29/46th Australian Infantry Battalion who died from illness on 23rd December 1943 in New Guinea, He is buried in Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, New Guinea,

You should be able to find his Service record here https://www.awm.gov.au/research/infosheets/service-records/

The CWGC site shows Him as the Son of William and Mabel Beatrice Jones of Collingwood, Victoria. He was aged 23 at time of death,

Link here http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2168008/JONES, ALFRED RAYMOND

Hope this helps and all the best Simon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Peppe.......

Here is his information from FMP......

First name(s) Fuller Roberts
Last name Hill
Age 30
Birth year -
Service number 100060
Regiment Royal Engineers
Unit / Battalion 226th, 517th Field Company
Year 1915
Residence county London
Residence country England

His service files are on line in FMP......

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Peppe864,

The VX prefix on the Pacific Star also denotes a Victorian enlistment (hence the V) in the Australian Imperial Force A.I.F. (hence the X). 

Hope this is some help.

Regards,

David

Edited by David Vivian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×