What is a medal entitlement for a Dieppe KIA

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What is a medal entitlement for a Dieppe KIA

Geoff
Geoff

September 9th, 2008, 10:07 pm #1

I am trying to figure out the medal entitlement to a KIA for Dieppe. I think it would consist of the 1939-45 Star, the War Medal, CVSM and Defense Medal.

I am a little unsure of the 39-45 star as the criteria states that it was awarded for six months service on active operations for the Army and Navy and two months for active air-crew service. Now was time in England considered active? A Dieppe casualty would have only one day (alive) in France.

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Andrew Upton
Andrew Upton

September 9th, 2008, 11:21 pm #2

"I am a little unsure of the 39-45 star as the criteria states that it was awarded for six months service on active operations for the Army and Navy and two months for active air-crew service. Now was time in England considered active? A Dieppe casualty would have only one day (alive) in France."

My Medal Yearbook 1999 page 168 for the 39-45 Star states "Any service curtailed by death, injury or capture also qualified". So even though he served only one day in France, he should still have qualified.
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Anonymous
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September 10th, 2008, 1:21 am #3

Thanks very much.

Geoff
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