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I'm wanting to research the service history of Harry Atkins, born 1896 in Bradford Yorkshire. Apparently he served in the Artists Rifles in World War 1 but died of TB in Grassington Sanatorium, Yorkshire in 1924, leaving behind a wife and son. I've put together a sizeable family tree over the last couple of years but I haven't a a clue where to start on military research. All help would be appreciated
 

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This looks like the same one...

Harry Atkins
Regiment or Corps: 25th London Regiment, 25th London Regiment
Regimental Number: 2369, 740989
I'm not sure that would be the correct regiment though, the Artists Rifles Assoc'
quote this "1/28th County of London Battalion (Artists' Rifles)"

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The info about its being the Artists Rifles came from a relative so may be inaccurate, although the son he left behind, still alive and living in Bakewell, served throughout World War II so I would expect a degree of accuracy. My problem is I 've no idea what the record means. Is it a campaign medal he got?
 
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My problem is I 've no idea what the record means. Is it a campaign medal he got?
I suspect it is the same/similar record as gibbo found, which means it is a medal card.

Also as gibbo suggested we really need one of our military buffs to have a look.

Geoff
 

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