Private Harold George Fricker served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War One and in the military campaign of Iraq and North-West Persia following WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal, the General Service Medal clasps North-West Persia and Irak and the Imperial Service Medal.
1901 census : Listed as living in Porstmouth
1911: United Kingdom census Born in 1898, Hants Porstmouth, South Hampton, UK
Father: George James born in 1857 Mother Lilian Alice born in 1870
Sister: Linda May born in 1893 Sister : Edna Lilian born in 1904
He served in WW1 in the Royal Army Medical Corps. His WW1 service file has been destroyed during the Blitz by the German’s bombs in WW2.
He served in Iraq, the qualifying date for the clasp is from December 10th 1919 to November 17th 1920
He served in North-West Persia : qualifying date for the clasp is from August 10th and December 31st 1920.
Numbers of early General Service Medals clasps issued to Royal Army Medical Corps personnel dor th four campaigns that followed WW1. 811 RAMC members received the GSM 1918 with those early campaign clasps
clasp Iraq : 612 clasp Kurdistan : 119
clasp North West Persia : 81 clasp South Persia : 14
– 592 of those individuals had some WW1 service, 526 were with the RAMC and 66 were with other units during WW1
– Only 17 RAMC personnel qualified for two clasps of those ; 7 received the Iraq – North-West Persia combination (Fricker), 9 received the Iraq – Kurdistan combination, 1 deserted and never received the medal
– There are no RAMC personel who received a three clasps General Service Medal 1918 for those early campaigns.
November 30th 1962: His Imperial Service Medal was published in the London Gazette and shown as a Skilled Labourer, Portsmouth (most certainly for his work at the Royal Navy Dockyards)
He had 3 service numbers 459519, 200149 and 7250551
His medals were sold at Dix Noonan in March 2007 as part of the collection of Colonel David Riddick Collection of Royal Army medical Corps.
1968: Died in Porstmouth last semester of the year
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His medals were sold at Dix Noonan in March 2007 as part of the collection of Colonel David Riddick Collection of Royal Army Medical Corps.