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Crimean War Campaign medal

Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 3:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Aug 2011 12:29PM GMT
Hi,I Found an ancester who was in the Crimea War and next to his name in the remarks column and the Inkerman column there is the letters W O,can someone tell me what the letters mean please? They appear to have been entered after the original text was written and are larger than the rest of the text.
Thanks,
Mel Kelly

Re: Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 19 Sep 2011 11:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
War Office ?

Re: Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 19 Sep 2011 11:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi john,
thanks for your reply, and yes you could be right I never thought of the War Office.
Cheers,
Mel.

Re: Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 15 Nov 2011 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
what was his name etc.?

Re: Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 16 Nov 2011 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Nov 2011 1:47PM GMT
Surnames: Burrows
Hi Jeff,
thanks for your reply. His name was William Burrows, corporal,
Royal Artillery.
I am wondering if he was killed there as his wife remarried as a widow in 1859.
Cheers,
Mel.

Re: Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’ve got copies of the artillery rolls for the Crimea Medal but haven’t managed to locate his entry, but its clear that W = “wounded date unknown” and WO = “wounded on” and is usually but not always accompanied with a date as d/m/y or d/m.

He doesn’t appear in the official casualty lists at http://www.britishmedals.us/kevin/casualty.html but they are known to be incomplete and exclude sickness. Many of those wounded became ill some died in the Crimea, but others were shipped home, in which case you’ll need to check Civil death index.

Jeff

Re: Crimean War Campaign medal

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jeff,
thanks so much for your help, it is much appreciated.
Mel.
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