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Old 28th February 2024, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi,
Has anybody got any experience in researching Victorian Campaign Medals. I always get redirected to ancestor type websites which I'm not too keen to join. Anybody know of a simple direct way to do the research. I have a name, rank, number and regiment.
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Hi Norman,
I do not have any experience with this sort of research but just as a suggestion try the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, assuming that the medals are British? . They may not be the correct place but could well point you in the right direction.
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Hi Stu,
Thanks for your input. The medal is an 1880 Kabul to Kandahar Star to the 72nd Highlanders. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was set up in 1917 so I think this is outwith their remit. The biggest problem is that a lot of records at the National Archives were destroyed and to my knowledge approx 70% were lost in a fire so sometimes there is just a brick wall. Thanks again for your interest.
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Hi Stu,
Thanks for your input. The medal is an 1880 Kabul to Kandahar Star to the 72nd Highlanders. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was set up in 1917 so I think this is outwith their remit. The biggest problem is that a lot of records at the National Archives were destroyed and to my knowledge approx 70% were lost in a fire so sometimes there is just a brick wall. Thanks again for your interest.
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Still worth a try I would think. What about the Imperial War Museum? Also see here https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/72nd-r...wn-highlanders
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Still worth a try I would think. What about the Imperial War Museum? Also see here https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/72nd-r...wn-highlanders
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Norman,

I've found the British Badge Forum members to be very knowledgable and helpful. Certainly worth trying.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/index.php?

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I've found the British Badge Forum members to be very knowledgable and helpful. Certainly worth trying.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/index.php?

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Thanks Ed I'll give them a go
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