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Hi,

I am guessing from the single mount that he got his star and wore it as a single medal... then probably never bothered to mount or wear anything he would have recieved later, (Bar, War Medal, Victory Medal).... and that is the reason the star is still mounted singly?

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Thank you very much Tony!

Then I was completely wrong.

Can we know on the MIC if he actually retrieved his clasp?

Kind regards

Bison

Under the words Action Taken is handwritten clasp .......... 4/?/22 That was the date of issue for the clasp/bar.

I thought the MIC would show the issue of clasp and roses. I can't find his MIC for the medal pair but after checking the SWB list again I saw something I missed before, he was discharged due to wounds.

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I've done a bit more searching and have found him on the 14 Star medal roll which mentions the issue of clasp and roses 2/11/22.

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I have two 1914 Mons Stars, one on its own, one still with his VM and also VM slit from a Mons star trio.  I also have 11 14/15 stars.

The Maddocks star has a very early entitlement having landed in France on the first day that British troops officially landed there, though some troops landed in the evening of the day before.

 

maddocks, william ASC t-24415 mons star montage.jpg

Vanner, Charles Edward SW Bords 9147 Mons star and VM.jpg

Horrobin, Percy. Royal Lancs 8801.jpg

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2 Stars isn't enough Jerry, you need more :)

It's great to have such an early entry and I didn't know the first arrival date before now, thanks!

Tony

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Actually, Stars are like cats - the number you need is the number you currently own + 1!  I'm sure there's a regulation about it somewhere. :D 

Thanks for the info. on the date as well!

Edited by peter monahan

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Indeed guys, I am after at least two more to be honest!  I collect to the 3 main Welsh regiments, RWF, S.Wales Bords and the Welsh, and as I have one for the Bords, I am after one each for the RWF and the Welsh, though I doubt that will be enough!

As regards early entries in France in 1914 two companies of 2/RWF (A&B) landed at Rouen, The Cameronians and 1st Middlesex landed at Le Havre and the 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders landed at Boulogne all on the 11th August 1914.

 

 

 

 

 

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I have one from my wish list on its way to me, 2/RWF landed France 13/08/14.  Just need to get one for 2/Welsh, though I doubt I will stop there!

 

 

 

 

rooke rwf 14 star 1.JPG

rooke rwf 14 star 2.JPG

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