Private J B Salmon Somerset Light Infantry

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serveta paul
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Private J B Salmon Somerset Light Infantry

Post by serveta paul » 01 Dec 2018 16:52

Looking for information on a person from some medals in my friends possession to enable him to send them to relatives rather than a museum.

Name on the medals is:
Private J B Salmon
Somerset Light Infantry
Service number looks like 266651 but the last digit could be wrong, possibly another 6
Trying to get a better photo

Apologies if this is not allowed but I know the military peeps on here are very knowledgeable
Thanks
Paul
Researching Sinnott and Brown families from Toxteth Park - my grandparents

Bertieone
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Re: Looking for military help

Post by Bertieone » 01 Dec 2018 17:06

Medal Card,


Name:
John B Salmon

Regiment or Corps:
Somerset Light Infantry, CLI

Regimental Number:
266651,32746
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Re: Looking for military help

Post by Bertieone » 01 Dec 2018 17:16

Name:
John Bernard Salmon

Military Year:
1914-1920

Rank:
Private

Medal Awarded:
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Regiment or Corps:
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Regimental Number:
32746
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Re: Private J B Salmon Somerset Light Infantry

Post by Bertieone » 01 Dec 2018 17:46

Between 1880-1900

John Bernard Salmon, Tendering, Essex, 4a 539, 1891

John Bernard Salmon, St Columb, Cornwall, 5c 83, 1899

The lower John would not have reached legal fighting age until about 1917, need to work out when the service numbers were handed out?

is year of death known?
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Re: Private J B Salmon Somerset Light Infantry

Post by Bertieone » 01 Dec 2018 17:52

Possibly the John born 1891, Navy


Name:
John Bernard Salmon
Birth Date:
29 Aug 1891
Birth Place:
Kirby, Essex
Date:
1908-1955
Service Number:
WTS 20
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Re: Private J B Salmon Somerset Light Infantry

Post by Bertieone » 01 Dec 2018 17:56

It appears it's the John, born 1899, died, 1959.

Came across photo's and active tree on Anc, tree owner logged in recently.


Would you like me to make the tree owner aware of this forum and thread?
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serveta paul
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Re: Private J B Salmon Somerset Light Infantry

Post by serveta paul » 01 Dec 2018 19:08

Thank you so much.
I’ve sent my friend the info you found and contacted the tree owner.
I’m hoping there is a descendant that will be chuffed to bits to have his medals.

Many many thanks.
Researching Sinnott and Brown families from Toxteth Park - my grandparents

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