WW1 Medals in WW2
For various reasons I have started a project that involves a lot of poking about in the ‘backwoods’ of the London Gazette. Some surpising finds!
I have discovered that one of my WW2 RAFVR Forecasters has a WW1 DCM!! He was:-
825225 Sjt William John R Pook, RFA, (Bristol).
Pook, W J R, 25 Nov 41, Prom, 76293, T/Flt Lt
He was born (where?) in 1895. He married in Q3 of 1924. He died in Q3 of 1954, I have assumed that this RFA is Royal Field Artillery rather than Royal Fleet Auxiliiary? My questions are:-
1 Are/Were there individual Citations for DCMs – or did they just “come up with the rations”?
2 If the answer to 1 is “yes” - then where are they, and how may they be accessed?
Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
We might not know - but we might know who does!