Ian Webley
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Missing WW1 records?
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I recently acquired in the U.K. a very fine, woven WW1 Mothers and Widows badge (ribbon).It is numbered 12466When trying to research it through the National Achves website to identify the recipient,…Continue

Tags: badges, Widows, &, Mothers, WW1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Allen Feb 9.

 

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Elizabeth Allen replied to Ian Webley's discussion Missing WW1 records?
"Ian,  It would have to be the one you want that is missing from the records - how frustrating I hope one of the NAA staff can respond but if it is missing from the records I doubt they would have any suggestions good luck Elizabeth"
Feb 9
Ian Webley replied to Ian Webley's discussion Missing WW1 records?
"Elizabeth, I know what the WW1 mothers and widows badge looks like ... I have it. It is the first one shown in your link. But the point I am trying to make is, that when you open the thousands of files and search in each of the handwritten books…"
Feb 9
Elizabeth Allen replied to Ian Webley's discussion Missing WW1 records?
"Ian,  Maybe one of the two links I posted might give some more information that will help Elizabeth"
Feb 9
Ian Webley replied to Ian Webley's discussion Missing WW1 records?
"Hi Elizabeth, No it is not the servicemans number. It is the number of the badge itself. There are groups of numbers on these badges allocated to the various states and sent out after the war to mothers of the killed. Each state recorded details of…"
Feb 9
Elizabeth Allen replied to Ian Webley's discussion Missing WW1 records?
"Ian,  The number on the badge may not be the servicemans number and that is why it doesn't show up in the WW1 records here https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/badges/mothers_widows Elizabeth"
Feb 9
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Missing WW1 records?

I recently acquired in the U.K. a very fine, woven WW1 Mothers and Widows badge (ribbon).It is numbered 12466When trying to research it through the National Achves website to identify the recipient, I have found that -This number does not fit into any of the digitised number groups allocated to any state here inSee More
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