Odd Corps in World War 1 Medal Cards or any other database

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Tricky Dicky, May 1, 2016.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Having trawled through quite a few WW1 medal cards I have today come across this interesting one, a Corps description I have never seen before,

    'Belgian Agents'

    If I find or anyone else finds something like this on a Medal card ................................


    Have searched to see if there is a similar thread but could not find one

    edited to add:
    Further info:
    Name: Camille Miest
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Mister
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal
    Regiment or Corps: Volunteer Service attached to the British Army in France. Civilians

    Seems that there were quite a few
  2. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Here is a list of all the unit names I could find in the Medal Index Cards. The frequency of occurrence is also given. Where there is a spelling or other difference a seperate entry is in this list. Not unusual for hand written data. After a while they gave up entering battalion data. Also a bit of transcription error. (This data is from the NA, not Ancestry).

    Browse away (it's quite a big file). I've no idea who the 'Ukland Battalion' are.

  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Geoff

    Thanks for copying that list across - its amazing

    I think though that "Silk Pioneers" might need revising to 'Sikh Pioneers' unfortunately I cannot change it on Ancestry as they only allow amendments to name only :( - ho hum

  4. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    These are all National Archive index data (with errors). Ancestry probably made different errors. Out of interest I tracked one down which was listed as 107th Worcestershire Regiment. The indexing was done by people who had little military knowledge (same for Ancestry) - probably the lowest bidder.

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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Not only little military knowledge, apparently my birth town of Solihull is in Yorkshire

    Everything needs taking with a pinch of salt and a smile


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