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Query - First time with National Archives

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Hi
One of my ancestors returned home from WW1 and died over here.
I found the link to the national archives on another post on this site. I've downloaded what I think is his card which looks just like a record card with name, ID no, then M.I.D. L.G 6.8.18 page 9221
Anyone any idea what this means and where I can look for more information?
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Linda
 

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M.I.D. L.G 6.8.18 ...........I would guess. M.I.D, is Mentioned In Dispatches. 6th Aug 1918.
Not sure what L.G. means,.......that could be where he was at the time. initials of his Commander, or could be Light Gunner, or Lt.General.

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Thank you everyone - I managed to get to the London Gazette record through the link above.
It has raised more questions than answers though.
The R.D. Halliday M.2/152218 mentioned in the army service card (from the national archives) was in the Army Service Corps and I found the London Gazette entry but this seems to relate to action in East Africa during the period 30th May 1917 to December 1917 - after my Robert Dickson Halliday died.

My Robert Dickson Halliday served in W.W 1 and returned to Bridge of Weir to the Consumption Sanitorium where he died on 30/06/1916 - cause of death "acute phthisis supervening on chronic ulceration phthisis" which I think means T.B. and suggests it was longstanding.

So it looks like I need to start looking again.
Thanks for your help.
 

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Several with the name Robert Halliday served in WWI including several born Scotland.

One died June 1916 but he is buried in Turkey.

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Thanks for your help.
I've found that my Robert Dickson Halliday was a volunteer with the British Red Cross for 6 months (according to British Red Cross VAD record) as a chauffeur which ties in with my mother's memory that he was an ambulance driver - they were told that he was gassed during the war and died on his return to this country in Bridge of Weir.

Thx again
 

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