Medal entitlement

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by pdarran, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. pdarran

    pdarran Member

    My uncle enlisted 19/07/45, went to Egypt 1946 as a guard to German Pows camp. Would he have been intitled to medals? As I know he never received any after discharge in 1949.
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  3. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    And Egypt was no longer in a theatre of war
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    If he started his service 19th July 1945 he appears to be entitled to The War Medal as it was awarded for 28 days service with a cut off date of 2nd September 1945.

    You need to have sight of his service papers to confirm that he spent all of his overseas service 1945/49 in Egypt. Troops served in Palestine and saw active service there during the civil emergency leading up to the end of the British Mandate. That service earned a GSM entitlement for Palestine 1945/48.



    To save you the cost of applying for his service record, if you don’t want to have sight of it, just apply for his War Medal via the below link -

    Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility

    As part of their eligibility check the Medal Office will request his service record from Glasgow to check his entitlement. I would add a query to the application form that you believe he also served in Palestine between 1945/48 and the Medal Office will confirm or deny his eligibility for the General Service Medal and issue it to you if he is entitled.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
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  5. pdarran

    pdarran Member

    Cheers mate for that. I send off to see if he entitled.

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