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Gam123



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Research Reply with quote

Hi all
Iím trying to find information concerning a seaforth highlander that served in India with the 2nd battalion and was awarded the igsm 1930-31 medal
Details as follows
Pte 2816399 william mclay
Attested 6th sept 1926 discharged July 1938
Not 100% about these dates.
Also he may have been a coal miner in Linlithgow before he joined up.
Any help would be much appreciated as Iím finding very little.
Thanks
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI George and welcome Smile

Getting access to records for servicemen in the post WW1 period is quite difficult.
See here for details https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

Records from the 1920's onward are not in the public domain.
Since your man did not die (I assume) while serving during WW2 the only military info available is as above.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some interesting "stuff" about the Indian General Service Medal and the 2nd Seaforths on the North West Frontier in 1930/31 here
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/152849-medals-or-no-medals/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou
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