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A broken trio, only his war medal to gnr Emlyn Abraham RA #124673, though he went to France in 1915 with the RWF, then transferred to the RGA or RFA, then as far as I can follow his MIC he was commissioned in 1916 as a2nd LT with the RWF, then resigned his commision within 7 months, not sure what happened after this but un 1922 he was commisioned as LT into the RA (T) after changing his name to Emlyn Abraham Williams and perhaps in the 30's was a Captain with the RE, though not too sure on the latter.

I assume his 14-15 star would be to him as RWF, and obviously his war medal is RA (clearly and correctly named to him) and as would his Victory medal I think.

A bit of a mystery and I would really like to fill in some of the gaps. He has two MIC's both noting the other so both are correct for him, though I can't understand all the notations on the first one.


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Certainly imteresting, but the paper trail exists for both his service as an OR and for both his commisions so not really sure what happened. The 1911 census has him still in schoo; at 18 so he must have been from a fairly well off family.

Name: Emlyn Abraham Williams
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1893
Date of Registration: Dec 1969
Age at Death: 76
Registration district: Cardigan
Inferred County: Pembrokeshire

He is also listed here as a war service LT and 2nd LT for WWII but with no other details.


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Except he was over 20 when he joined the first time as a ranker with the RWF, then transferred as a ranker to the RA, then promoted as an officer, 2nd LT on probabtion back with the RWF (all in a 4 month period Dec 1915 to Feb 1916), I am told he resigned his commission, though why or what he did next as the war was still ongoing I don't know. Rejoined as LT RA TA post war (1930?) and later a Captain with the RA for WWII.

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