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    Hallo Gents; :cheers:

    Just thought I would share this one with you. :jumping::jumping:

    traveled 284 km by train on Friday night / Saturday morning to attend a Collectors meeting in Brasov, Central Romania, my main interest at these events entails looking for Austrian, German and Romanian Royal Medals, mainly from the turn of the century and WW1 & WW2.

    I found there a

    BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914 - 1918.


    The information on the rim: 91340 DVR. .J. MURRAY R.A.

    Nice piece along way from home and well worth the total round trip of 588 Km.

    Now, where to find a piece of original ribbon.

    Just located this information online:

    57 MURRAY, JOSEPH Driver 91340 10/10/1919 24 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom D. 35. EDINBURGH (COMELY BANK) CEMETERY.


    Initials: J.

    Nationality: United Kingdom.

    Rank: Driver.

    Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery.

    Unit Text: 6th "B" Reserve Bde. attd. 34th Reserve Bty.

    Age: 24.

    Date of Death: 10/10/1919.

    Service No: 91340.

    Additional information: Son of Thomas and Rebecca Murray, of 26, Brookfield Terrace, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. (Ireland.)

    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead.

    Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 35.


    I wonder what happened to his Victory Medal :unsure:

    Kevin in Deva :beer:

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    The only Joseph Murray of the RHA - RFA that I can find in Soldiers Died shows:

    Gunner, Terrrtorial Force, 630077,Born Aberdeen, enlisted Aberdeen, died of wounds France & Flanders 14/7/17.

    There are a total of 17 Joseph Murrays listed as Other Ranks, & one officer, none died later than 1918.

    One missed by Soldiers Died or just a mistake in noting details of dates & numbers etc?

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    The only man with the serial number 91340 that I can find in Soldiers Died is a man of different name in the Notts & Derbys.........your man must be an ommission from Soldiers Died.........

    You've obviously checked the CWGC site, are you going to cough up a few quid for the Medal Index Card on line?

    Here's your man:


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