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Query on medal card WW1

Postby jeffward » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:27 pm

William Candler joined the Royal Field Artillery c1910 he was with 56 Bty at Topsham Devon in 1911. He survived the war.Army No 61065. His medal record is endorsed "1914 Clasp 18840 Clasp and Roses w 2996 c/a 28-5-20 ". Also qualiyind date 27-9-1914. The unit shown is 18 Brigade RFA which I understand was under the command of the 3rd ( Lahore ) Div. Indian Army. There is no reference to the usual WW1 medals and I can't find anything out about the endorsement.As I understand it Clasps and Rosettes usually refer to Mentions in Dispatches or specific campaigns Can anyone help please. He was a great uncle of my wifes. Redards Jeff Ward.
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Re: Query on medal card WW1

Postby DavidG » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:13 pm

Jeff,

The medal referred to is the 1914 Star also known as the "Mons Star", the clasp would have the dates 5th Aug to 22nd Nov covering the period from the declaration of war until the 1st Battle of Ypres.

"Often referred to as Clasp and Roses. Instituted in 1919 (Army Order Number 361 published 16 October 1919) and awarded to those who had operated within range of enemy mobile artillery during the above period. When the ribbon bar was worn alone, recipients of the clasp to the medal wore a small silver rosette on the ribbon bar."

Also, recipients of this medal also received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Hope this helps.

David
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Re: Query on medal card WW1

Postby jeffward » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:52 pm

Hello David ,thanks for your explanation. Sorry for the delay in responding, been away. Regards Jeff.
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Re: Query on medal card WW1

Postby DavidG » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:14 pm

Glad to be of help
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