Graham(e) St John COOPER - triplicated records?
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5102337 was a private in the ASC. I have begun to populate his Life Story and have connected his service file https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f007292677%2f01043&parentid=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7292677%2f56%2f1043.
Among the records within his service file is Army Form Z.22 Statement as to Disability. On this form, subject stated on 27 April 1919 that he served in 15th Hussars from 06 Aug 1914 to 14 Oct 1914; was commissioned in RFA as 2/Lt from 14 Oct 1914 to 17 Mar 1915; was in RASC from 17 Mar 1915 to 27 Apr 1919 as a private
London Gazette (16 Oct 1914, #28940, 8255a) confirms commission 13 Oct 1914 as temporary 2/Lt RFA. LG (12 Mar 1915, #29098, 2500b) has commission relinquished 13 Mar 1915.
Is https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5020503 the same man in the Hussars and is https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5378438 this man as an RFA officer? Sadly not enough details in medal card transcriptions to be certain but I imagine you probably have access to scans of the NA cards (equally sadly, I can't draw a bead by reference to the medal cards scans on Ancestry :-0 )
According to the NA's Discovery there is also an officer's service file extant and I imagine that will have more detail within.
Thanks very much for your explanation - if I follow you correctly then neither of the two Life Stories are connected to my Cooper, one relating to Graham Saxton Cooper and the other to Geoffrey S Cooper.
One little typo on your part - you have awarded Geoffrey's MM to my man as well!
In fact, I think that your man would not have had his service in the Hussars captured on his card. At this time, he did not see service overseas with the 15th Hussars. I now believe believe that https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/949830 and https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5020503 are indeed the same person.
I will merge these.
Hi Hugh, thanks for the extensive spadework that you have put on. It seems to me that https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5102337 and https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5020503 are indeed the same person.
With regard to https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5378438 I believe this relates to Graham Saxton Cooper. I did note that this card reference is WO372/24, so this relates not to campaign medals, but to Mentions in Despatches. Sure enough, the MIC - which can be seen for free on Ancestry - gives a date in 1917 - by which time your man Graham(e) St John COOPER was no longer a commissioned officer.
I will merge the first two entries.