War Service Badge "Service" class

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    War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by fenian on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:38 pm

    I'm brand new on the forum. so please bear with me...........

    One of my metal-detecting friends recently uncovered a long-buried sterling War Service Badge with the serial number 490865.

    Several years back on this forum, I see "sniper1shot" mentioned he had the reference work for these, and offered to help with identifications. If either "sniper1shot" or another forum member could track down the recipient's name and regiment/unit and let me know, I'd be pleased to pass along the info.

    Cheers from Vancouver Island............ Michael

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    Re: War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by muskey124 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:17 pm

    fenian wrote:I'm brand new on the forum. so please bear with me...........

    One of my metal-detecting friends recently uncovered a long-buried sterling War Service Badge with the serial number 490865.

    Several years back on this forum, I see "sniper1shot" mentioned he had the reference work for these, and offered to help with identifications.  If either "sniper1shot" or another forum member could track down the recipient's name and regiment/unit and let me know, I'd be pleased to pass along the info.  

    Cheers from Vancouver Island............ Michael

    That number might be his service number, or as they called it back then his regiment number. here is a link to the Library and Archives Canada site, all you have to do is enter that number. I am no expert in this field so I might be wrong.
     http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/search.aspx

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    War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by fenian on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:54 pm

    Apologies for posting this query incorrectly on the WW1 forum. It's a query regarding one of the c.1940 War Service badges

    Hope I get it right this time !!

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    I'm brand new on the forum. so please bear with me...........

    One of my metal-detecting friends recently uncovered a long-buried sterling War Service Badge with the serial number 490865.

    Several years back on this forum, I see "sniper1shot" mentioned he had the reference work for these, and offered to help with identifications. If either "sniper1shot" or another forum member could track down the recipient's name and regiment/unit and let me know, I'd be pleased to pass along the info.

    Thanks ............. Michael

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    Re: War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by fenian on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the note, Len............. I'd posted it incorrectly on this forum, and the query should have been on the WW2 forum as it's regarding a WW2 badge. I've reposted it there ........ Michael

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    Re: War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by pylon1357 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:11 am

    I assume you are referring to the shield shaped general service badge? If so, there is no way currently to trace back that number.


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    Re: War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by pylon1357 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:11 am

    Ok, note to self..... never again try to merge two topics on my stupid phone.


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    Re: War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by RCN Sailor on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:10 pm

    Sorry to disagree Cliff but many of these badges can be traced back to the owner. The problem is the rolls are hand written and not 100% complete.

    If anyone is interested I can supply the name of a researcher who can access the rolls for you. I think he charges about $5 per look-up.

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    Re: War Service Badge "Service" class

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:05 am

    RCN Sailor wrote:Sorry to disagree Cliff but many of these badges can be traced back to the owner. The problem is the rolls are hand written and not 100% complete.

    If anyone is interested I can supply the name of a researcher who can access the rolls for you. I think he charges about $5 per look-up.

    Ed

    Ed, I have looked for these rolls at the LAC and have struck out. I was informed quite some time ago that there was no roll, and this is why I was unable to locate one. Hearing what you are saying is very pleasing to me. Of course in my case, most of the General Service Badges I own, came from either the veterans themselves, or their families, all I had to do was refer to their service records to verify I had the correct badge.


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