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Davide9999

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Naval Medal and Award Rolls
« on: 08 May 2019 06:30:12 pm »

I've come across a Naval Medal and Award Roll document which the National Archive has allowed Ancestry to publish.  In the attached file is part of a page which details by individual the medals that were awarded. Unfortunately there is no key so in the attachment under column 4 are the codes 'St', 'V' and 'B'. How issued in column 5 is again a code - generally 'S' or 'F' though in several cases I guess they refer to naval vessels, eg. "Cleopatra". Finally in the Remarks, column 6, there are one or two instances coded 'R'.

Can anyone interpret these codes for me please?

Thank you,
David
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PhiloNauticus

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Re: Naval Medal and Award Rolls
« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2019 08:44:23 am »

They refer to the standard range of war medals issued:

St = Star
V  = Victory Medal
B = British War Medal


S - means issued to Self (i.e. directly, not to a relative)
F = Father (i.e. sent to father of the man)

R = Run  (i.e. deserted)

The National Archives has a page explaining the abbreviations:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-military-campaign-and-service-medals/#10-appendix-2-abbreviations-found-in-adm-171




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Re: Naval Medal and Award Rolls
« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2019 04:02:57 pm »

Thank you.
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