How to Read a Memorial Cross Card (First World War)
The first line provides the name of the soldier, his regimental number, rank and unit.
The other entries on the card containing dates refer to when the scroll and plaque were despatched to the next of kin by the government, the handwritten date referring to the medals and decorations (M) and the number C28869 being the number of the Medal Roll on which the awards are registered in the soldier's name.
Definition of Next of Kin
The recipient is to be the blood next of kin of the deceased at the time of distribution of the memorials. The order of next-of-kin is laid down as follows:
(b) eldest surviving son;
(c) eldest surviving daughter;
(f) eldest surviving brother, and so on, to; and
(s) eldest surviving aunt on mother's side.