Order copies We can either copy our records onto paper or deliver them to you digitally. Visit us in Kew Visit us in Kew to see original documents or view online records for free. Pay for research Consider paying for research. Medal records: Low on detail but, unlike service records, available online. All soldiers of all ranks who served in a theatre of war were issued with at least one campaign medal; some were also awarded medals for gallantry and meritorious service though there are few surviving records of this type.
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Men being enlisted for the duration of the war could now be appointed directly to the new corps. The pay of the cyclists was to be the same as that of the infantry.
The army retained this structure for the rest of the war. It's not easy to determine how many men served in the various cyclist units. Some 20, names can be traced from the campaign medal rolls, but this does not include the many who served in cyclist units at home. Chris Baker is a professional military historian.
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The London Gazette published the citation for this award Gazette supplement : 'Hearing a wounded man of another battalion, who was lying out in the open, calling for assistance, he, accompanied by Captain Campbell, jumped over the parapet and together they carried the wounded man to safety.
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