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Harold C Meddings MM
Royal Berkshire Regiment
16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers


First Name: Harold Surname: Meddings
Incident Date:
Listed as "Wounded" on the Casualty List issued by the War Office from 31st May 1915.
Further Information:
This man was entitled to wear a "Wound Stripe" as authorised under Army Order 204 of the 6th July 1916. The terms of this award being met by their naming in this list.

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8337
First Name: Harold Surname: Meddings
Index Number of Admission:
Entrained Rouen. Detrained Le Havre.
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 57649
Gun shot wound shoulder (R)
Date of Admission for Original Ailment:
Number/Designation of Ward: C
Notes written in the Observations Column:
Trip No. 227. Date of discharge 10/11/1918.
Notes written by FWR when Transcribing:
Convalescent for England to HMAT Guildford Castle.
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion: 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Salford) (Why is this important?) Other unit info:
C Company
Archive Reference:
MH106/2009 MH106/2009 can be found at The National Archives in Kew, and contains First World War Representative Medical Records of 31st Ambulance Train: Line of Communication France. 02/11/1918 - 15/11/1918. British Other Ranks. No. 4918 - 6298.

First Name: Harold C Surname: Meddings
Resided Town: Portsmouth
M.M. gazetted 14th May, 1919.
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 57649
Gallantry Awards:
Military Medal
This Level 3 Gallantry Medal was established during the First World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London Gazette issue 29535, (back dated to 1914) to personnel of the British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded the M.M.).

The military decoration was awarded to H C Meddings for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and H C Meddings earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.

And Bar
Gazette Info:
Gazette issue 31469. Bar to Military Medal; His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of a Bar to the Military Medal.
Gazette Date: 22/07/1919
Gazette Page: 9348
Service: British Army
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Medal card of Meddings, Henry

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