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    Hi

    Im looking for any info on the 3 brothers listed below. Id love to know where they would have fought and whether they were drafted or joined before WW1

    Company Sargeant Major Thomas Gorbey. He was in the 7th Dragoon Gaurds and then the 13th Middlesex regt in WW1. He got a DCM

    Corporal Francis Gorbey who fought and died in Ypres. Royal Irish Regt I think.

    Private Robert Gorbey Irish Guards? He got the Military Medal in 1916 (what for?)

    Id love to know if they all joined together or why they all ended up in different regts?

    Please can you help.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by logikliz View Post
    Hi

    Im looking for any info on the 3 brothers listed below. Id love to know where they would have fought and whether they were drafted or joined before WW1

    Company Sargeant Major Thomas Gorbey. He was in the 7th Dragoon Gaurds and then the 13th Middlesex regt in WW1. He got a DCM

    Corporal Francis Gorbey who fought and died in Ypres. Royal Irish Regt I think.

    Private Robert Gorbey Irish Guards? He got the Military Medal in 1916 (what for?)

    Id love to know if they all joined together or why they all ended up in different regts?

    Please can you help.

    Thanks
    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...&postcount=165

    L/Cpl Francis Reuben Gorbey, 1st Bn, Royal Irish Regt. Killed 23rd April 1915 according to the CWGC. Aged 25. Commemorated Menin Gate. Son of Mrs. E. Gorbey, of 9, The Terrace, Tranmore, Co. Waterford, and the late Mr. J. W. Gorbey. Casualty roll of the RIR confirms he was born in Villierstown, Co. Waterford, enlisted in Aldershot but gave an address as Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.
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    • #3
      The medal cards for soldiers pre and post WW1 can be obtained off the National Archives based at Kew Gardens for a couple of pounds.

      You mention Thomas Gorbey was a CSM. The Archives show:

      Description Medal card of Gorbey, Thomas J

      7th Dragoon Guards 3842 Lance Corporal
      13th Middlesex Regiment L/16828 Lance Corporal

      Date 1914-1920
      Catalogue reference WO 372/8
      Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
      Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

      You would have to check the archive if this is the actual DCM medal index card, or another medal awarded.

      As for Robert Gorbey. The only name listed in the archive is:

      Gorbey, Robert
      Scots Guards
      6970
      Private

      Date : 1914-1920

      Francis Gorbey is listed for a medal index card:

      Gorbey, Francis
      Royal Irish Regiment
      8930
      Private
      Last edited by pmtts; 10 August 2008, 00:23.

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