Find-a-Medal service launched

Posted on: 13, June, 2020

On the 2nd June I announced that British Army Ancestors had launched a Find-a-Photo service. Today I am pleased to announce that a medals wanted service – Find-a-Medal  – has now also been launched. I see too that on the 2nd June the number of British Army soldier photos on this site stood at 84,000. Today, a little under two weeks later, that figure has risen to 91,000.

Offering a medals wanted service is not something I had contemplated when I launched British Army Ancestors in 2017. However, enough people have contacted me to make me think that it might be an idea to offer this and, for many, finding an ancestor’s medals may be more important than finding a photo. So I am happy to launch this service here, but of course the main focus of this site will remain about photographs, and putting faces to names.

How Find-a-Medal works

A new dedicated Find-a-Medal page has been added to the British Army Ancestors website, offering a low-cost opportunity for people searching for medals of soldiers to advertise their wants on the page. The hope and expectation  is that names and regimental details published on the Find-a-Medal page will be indexed by search engines and will show up in future search results.

How much does the Find-a-Photo service cost?

It costs £25 to place a line advert on the Find-a-Medal page. That is a one-off charge and your request stays there for as long as you want it to remain there. You may also consider publishing a more detailed request on my British Army Medals blog. Google loves content and for £40 I will write you a blog entry, with your British Army Ancestor as the subject of that particular post.

To take advantage of the service please follow the instructions on the Find-a-Medal page which you’ll see in the main body copy and in the right hand panel.

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Do you own medal roll transcriptions from WO 100 or similar? I am seeking to plug known gaps in this database of British Army Ancestors by adding medal roll transcriptions and other databases to this site, thus adding to the 11m+ searchable names you will find here. Please drop me a line if you would like to contribute: paul@britisharmyancestors.co.uk.

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