WWI Overseas Stripes

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    CDN16thScottish
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    WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by CDN16thScottish on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:24 am

    Looking for original or repo WWI overseas stripes.  My gandfather enlisted in 1915 and discharged 1919, not sure how many I need and if he should receive the red one.  I live in Oregon in the USA.  I bought a repo tunic and trying to put it all together.  Thanks for any help, Ken

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    Re: WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by Bill on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:54 pm

    Need some more details. Canadian or British?

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    Re: WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by ledfut on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:30 pm

    The Collector's Guild has a couple for sale - 3 blue stripes and 4 blue stripes:

    http://www.germanmilitaria.com/OtherNations/07CanWW1.html


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    Re: WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by CDN16thScottish on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:01 pm

    Sorry, Canadian, he was 16th Cdn Scottish, and also a scout.  I have a very interesting photo of him with the scout badge just below his good conduct stripe.  I had a hard time finding that one, but have it now.  If he enlisted in 1915 and was discharged in 1919, how many overseas stripes would he be entitled to?
    Thanks for any help, Ken

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    Re: WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by Bill on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:26 pm

    Hi Ken, The regulations stated that the red chevron was awarded for service on or before December 31, 1914. Subsequent chevrons were blue, for each twelve months service away from Canada. So, it sounds like he would be entitled to four blue chevrons.

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    Re: WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by CDN16thScottish on Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:02 pm

    Thanks Bill , really appreciate it. I have collected US military my whole life so Canadian is a little out of my league. Ken

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    Post by edstorey on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:07 am

    A quick Google check would have found this.

    http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/insignia/service.htm

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    Re: WWI Overseas Stripes

    Post by CDN16thScottish on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:51 pm

    Ed,
    Thanks for the input, I had looked at that info, but my confusion was how many stripes was he entiltled too. Thanks for all your help, I am currently in the process of purchasing the stripes on the site ledfut posted. Ken

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