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QSA Cape Colony Transvaal, trying to research the owner 5 days 13 hours ago #73059

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Here's a photo showing both the 3 and the 5. I suspect that the second number is a 3.
Another possible clue--we live in Minnesota--so if my father-in-law picked this medal up at an estate sale or from a local, it may be more likely that it belonged to a Canadian than to someone British.

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QSA Cape Colony Transvaal, trying to research the owner 5 days 7 hours ago #73061

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4361 does fit what we see well.

There are certainly men with this number on the rolls, around 70.
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QSA Cape Colony Transvaal, trying to research the owner 5 days 6 hours ago #73069

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forengr2 wrote: Another possible clue--we live in Minnesota--so if my father-in-law picked this medal up at an estate sale or from a local, it may be more likely that it belonged to a Canadian than to someone British.


If the original owner was Canadian, he can only have been in the Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, as that's definitely REGT on your medal.

I know of at least two British soldiers who emigrated to Canada after the war, and there's a war memorial plaque, originally in a London town hall, which is now in a sports bar in Omaha NE, so there's no reason why you shouldn't have a medal for a British Army regiment.

Is this LINC - Lincolnshire Regiment?
Or LANC - L N LANC - Loyal North Lancashire Regiment?



* The Lincolnshire Regiment had a casualty in the war with the number 4365, Lance Sergeant W. Farmer. 2nd Battalion.
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QSA Cape Colony Transvaal, trying to research the owner 4 days 17 hours ago #73093

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Here are photos of the whole side of the medal, for reference.
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It sure looks like it might say "Linc."

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How do you find out who was in a regiment?

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