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Subject: DSO & bar, Legion d'honneur, early 20C
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 01:21:46 GMT
About 10 days ago I was volunteered to compile a new version of a
10-generation tree for a re-edition of my g-great-aunt-in-law's
history of her husband's family. The implication is that it is wanted
now, or preferably before that. <horror>
I have corrected her mistakes (her brother-in-law's comments in his
copy helped a lot <grin>) and added the people she left out of various
generations (hers and the next two in particular).
I have no problem with the names, but have endeavoured to achieve
fairness - since some decorations were mentioned in the earlier tree,
it seemed best to try to mention them all.
But I am having doubts that I can be sure (:-( and may have to
consider not putting them in for anyone.
I have rallied some of the email troops to proof-read their own little
branches for the last 2-3 generations on the tree (which generally
involves their parents' and grandparents' generations).
One has come back with the comment that he was told that his
grandfather (1880s-1930s) was DSO & bar, not just DSO, and also Legion
It's not that I doubt it - and the branches have not been in such
close contact that my line would necessarily have known - but is there
any way I can verify the Legion d'Honneur?
(I expect the DSO to be WW1 and that eventually I will guess <grin>
the correct search words to find it in the London Gazette.)