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Offline Jerry BB

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1914 Mons Star 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
« on: December 10, 2015, 02:01:57 PM »
1914 Mons star from a split trio to William Thomas Rooke 9829 2/Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  An old contemptible who went to France on the 13th of August 1914 with the 2nd Bn of the royal Welsh Fusiliers.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the arm before Christmas that year and later was transferred to the Worcester Regiment and also the North Staffs.  He was later discharged because of wounds and was issued with a Silver War Badge #B66568.

Sadly I only have his Mons Star which is missing its Bar, but still a great medal to have IMO.

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Re: 1914 Mons Star 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 03:02:52 PM »
Another great medal Jerry and nice to have a bit of information about the man to whom it was issued.

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Re: 1914 Mons Star 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 11:51:08 PM »
More excellent research. Well done Jerry!
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Re: 1914 Mons Star 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 02:23:10 PM »
Thanks guys.  Here is an edited version of his wounding being mentioned in an edition of the TIMES from December 1914.  He was probably wounded circa 22nd November 1914.  Interestingly the 1911 census list him as only being 12 years old which would make him only 17 or perhaps 18 when he went to France in 1914.  Later in the war the age limit for active service overseas was raised to 19.
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