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    Posted: 30 Apr 2015 at 16:09
Unfortunately the army records of my grandfather, who was a regular soldier, were lost in the fire during the bombing in 1940. He is recorded in Appendix 2 of the book "Glory Is No Compensation" as being with 7 Platoon 1st Bn The Border Regiment on embarkation to Gallipoli and shown in the Times Wounded List dated 2nd August 1915. His medals were lost in a burglary in the early 1950s although I have seen his medal card. I would dearly like to get more information of how casualties were evacuated and the most likeliest places he would have been sent for treatment and recuperation. After his recovery he was obviously not fit for front line service as he was transferred to 4th Garrison Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and subsequently to the 26th Battalion of the same regiment. Any help or guidance would be much appreciated. Ted Howard
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Hi Ted

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Do you have his Regt. No.

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I have a medal Index Card which shows an Albert Howard as Border Regt 8627 (Private) and Royal Welsh Fusiliers 47050 (Corporal). Is that him by any chance?
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Hi Ted,
I was once a member of The Orders and Medals Society and they used to keep a members database of stolen medals. With many medal collecting members, quite a few overseas, they would be the mostly likely to notice stolen medals. If you have the details, name, rank, number, regiment, perhaps you could be reunited with the medals.
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Thanks to all for the replies. I can confirm that his regimental numbers were 8267 (Border Regiment) and 47050 (Royal Welch Fusiliers). His rank at Gallipoli was Private but on demob in 1919 he was a Corporal (as shown in the WW1 Service Medal and Award Rolls). It is most pleasing that there may be a slim possibility that his medals could be rediscovered.
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