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Quoting: Vic Heritage
Hi, im new to the site so please forgive me if ive missed anything obvious!!!
I recently came across some medals from WW1 while clearning out my father’s possessions - the medals are the 1914 Star ( Mons Star) and clasp, Victory and BWM and are enscribed PTE FW Heritage, 1640 R WAR R. The person listed on the site of the same name is from a different part of the country and died in action. I suspect that the R War relates to the Warickshire reg which would tie in geographically.
Can i ask, Why wouldnt the owner of these medals be listed on this site??
How do i then go about and find out about the man and history behind the medals?? The fact that one of the medals s the Mons star is significant and places the recipient at the beginnings of WW1, defending France, which implies he was regular army. Any help or advice would be very appreciated.
Last edited by Vic Heritage
Can you double check the Reg no as the Medal Card for Pte Felix W Heritage shows that he was in the Royal Warks Regiment No 1649 NOT 1640. (I assume this is your man)
He was also Somerset LI Reg No33107 and Wiltshire Regt no27130.
His record does not appear in British Army WW1 Service Records on the sites I use either.....if you are not aware, 60% of WW1 records were destroyed by fire (bombing) in 1940. The Medal Rolls are reputedly complete.
For Unit Histories just search for what you want...eg War Diaries R Warks WW1 and see what there is.
Hope this helps
Last edited by Ray McWilliams