1878-79-80 Medal

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1878-79-80 Medal

Postby sydneyhorn » 29 May 2015 17:36

So, after buying a fake Sudan medal and vowing never to go down the Victorian medal route again I've gone and bought a 2nd Afghan medal!

I did actually get my money back (including delivery) from the auction house for the QSM so that soothed my anger :roll:

Well, now I have my new medal (or will have some time next week) where do I go from here? I've not done much research into Victorian medals before having only bought WW1 and WW2 medals before.

"My guy" is shown on the medal as Driver C Harvey, C Batt.

Any advice would be welcome!

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Re: 1878-79-80 Medal

Postby Mark » 29 May 2015 22:21

Hi Mike

As much as I have enjoyed researching WW1 and WW2 medals, I wholeheartedly believe Victorian medals offer the most fascinating stories behind them.

Have you checked to see if your man's service records still exist? Also you should look to see if there is an official history for his unit which includes information on the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

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Re: 1878-79-80 Medal

Postby sydneyhorn » 30 May 2015 06:06

Thanks Mark,

I'm a lapsed member of both ancestry and findmypast as this is my first medal purchase in a while.

Which is better for Victorian research or is there a better online source that you can recommend?

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Re: 1878-79-80 Medal

Postby Mark » 01 Jun 2015 10:42

Hi Mike

I am in a similar position, having not bought anything for a while. As I recall, Ancestry was good for medal rolls but FMP had the Victorian service records.

Hope that helps? Although perhaps other members can confirm this also?

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Re: 1878-79-80 Medal

Postby SWB » 01 Jun 2015 12:37

You are right Mark, Ancestry for medal rolls and FmP for papers.
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Re: 1878-79-80 Medal

Postby sydneyhorn » 01 Jun 2015 19:53

Thanks guys,

That's the same with WW1 medals. It's almost like they have done that on purpose so you have to sign up for both...or am I just being too cynical :?

Any other resources that are good for Victorian medal research?
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Re: 1878-79-80 Medal

Postby SWB » 01 Jun 2015 22:10

sydneyhorn wrote:Any other resources that are good for Victorian medal research?


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But I'm biased ;)
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