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Record Details for J M Smith (King's (Liverpool Regiment))

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First Name: J M
Surname: Smith
Nationality: British
Information: Regular Army Emergency Commission
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Rank (2nd): War Substantive Lt
Campaign Medals: War Medal 1939-1945
war medal 1939-1945As with most Armed Forces Serving Personnel during the conflict of World War Two, J M Smith was entitled to the War Medal 1939-1945. This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 and the 2nd September 1945. Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon. Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.
 
1939-45 Star
1939-45 starGiven the information available to us it is likely that J M Smith was awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945.

J M Smith would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service. Also the award of a gallantry medal or “Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.

Fighter Aircraft Crew who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal. In undress uniform, a silver-gilt rosette was worn on the medal ribbon to denote the award of this clasp.
Service: British Army
Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Seniority Date: 27/04/1940
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King's (Liverpool Regiment) during World War 2

Battalions of The Kings (Liverpool Regiment)

1st Battalion
The Battalion took part in the 2nd Chindit Operation in Burma, 1944

2nd Battalion
1944: the Battalion served in Italy

5th Battalion
1944: the Battalion landed in Normandy on D-Day. It was then reconstituted as part of Technical Force and took part in the advance into Germany

8th Battalion
July 1944: the Battalion landed in Normandy on D-Day and was disbanded

13th Battalion
1943: the Battalion part of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade (Chindits) took part in the first Chindit Operation Longcloth in Burma

UK Army List 1942

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