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Interpretation of abreviations on WW1 medals for my grandfather (RN)

Question by tor2000

Walker, Sydney R137907 20.2.1918 with the following two lines of abbreviations.

First line:- 1939, AT, AF(R written beside this), PA, BU, FR, (followed by glasses image), 107156.

Second Line:- IT, CL, CL, CL, CL.

I assume that CL will stand for Clasp, I would desperately like to know what medals my grandfather is entitled to as I am the last of the direct family line and only living family member that has served in the armed Forces (RAN) and would like to get copies of his medals

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on 2011-07-30 02:24:47

tor2000 , from Western Australia, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: MCCARTHY, AXUP.

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by ngairedith on 2011-07-30 03:50:04

hi tor,

* 39, is the 1939-1945 Star
* AT, the Atlantic Star,
* AF, the Africa Star,
* PA, the Pacific Star,
* BU, the Burma Star, F
* FR, the France and Germany Star, WM

The second line
* IT, the Italy Star,
* and all the CL letters under AT, AF, PA, BU, FR, stand for clasp.

In many cases one could qualify for two Medals but be awarded one and then wore a Clasp to denote the

by tor2000 on 2011-07-30 03:55:00

Thank you for that now it makes sense to me. So if they are crossed out does that mean they don't apply

by ngairedith on 2011-07-30 04:01:56

... then wore a Clasp to denote the second medal

the 1939-1945 Star

the Atlantic Star

the Africa Star

the PacificStar

the Burma Star

the France & Germany Star

the Italy Star

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