Incorrect surname on medal card
The surname on my grandfather's medal card is wrongly spelled. Am I right to add photos and information for him under that name (the regimental number is correct)? Can the surname be corrected (if so how)? Or should I request the setting up of a brand new record with the correct name?
Yes, that's perfect. As long as you have documentary evidence, you can go ahead and update whatever you need to.
Hi Marsha - yes, that's exactly right. As long as you have a source showing the correct name (eg a marriage record) you can connect that source and then use it to improve the existing name (or other information). Glad you got it sorted out!
I have been able to correct the name by linking in a marriage record. Is that the correct way to do it?