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Thomas Grailey...Medal ww1

gortonboy

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Hi,,I was recently on e-bay looking for a cap badge from my grandads regiment,when i came across various medals for sale. I was a little sad to see that these medals had the names and regiment numbers on them,,and were obviously being sold by people with no family connection. Ah well..thats life. I then realised that i had a similar medal ,,but had not realised that there was a name and number around the edge.I hadnt paid the medal much attention,as it was a ww1 medal,and i had no-one i knew of who had served in this war,,plus it is a little damaged. However,i knew it was part of some odds and ends belonging to my grandfather,,so i rushed upstairs armed with my magnifying glass to see what name would be revealed. Alas,the name is unknown to me,,therefore i would like to try and return it to the family.Ihave done a little research,and have found him in the censuses. So i will post the details in the folorn hope that someone,someday lays claim to it.
Thomas Grailey b 1888 born Warrington..married to a Sarah Ann,,b 1889,,had a son John b 1911.I have him in the 1911 and 1891 census,,but cannot find him in 1901. His Grandfather is Michael Welsh b 1835 Galway,Ireland,,,grandmother Ann Welsh b 1833 Westmone,Ireland.Mother is a Mary Grailey b 1859 Warrington....cannot find a marriage to find the father,,he is not listed in the 1891

Thomas Grailey = Private =Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

army number 4238

the medal is the ww1 British war medal.

I have looked at the medal card listing,and that gave another number 241942

if anyone has access to Ancestry and could see if his service record survives that would be great.
Thank you all.
 

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Hi
I think what you are trying to do is a really nice gesture. I just hope if you find someone to hand the medal over to that they appreicate what you have done.
I wonder if you emailed the regiment or contacted the army if they would be able to help. Just a thought.

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Hi Gorton.....a really nice touch....for what it is worth my advice would be to email the local paper in Warrington...having three childeren i would say there is Rellies in the area....the local paper would make a story of it without a doubt...good luck and well done...regards Lee.
 

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thanks for the messages and suggestions.

i think i have him in 1901 now,,,mistrancribed as gealy !!!!

his father is a John GRAILEY/GREALY/?? b 1861 b warrington.

possible marriage for his father
john grealy
mary doherty may1886 warrington.
 

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Hi Gorton.....a really nice touch....for what it is worth my advice would be to email the local paper in Warrington...having three childeren i would say there is Rellies in the area....the local paper would make a story of it without a doubt...good luck and well done...regards Lee.
And well done from me as well. Put's faith in humankind. You are a class act.

Steve.:)
 

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