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1914 Mons Star, Charles Edward Vanner 1st/South Wales borderers
« on: December 11, 2015, 02:43:41 PM »
Charles Vanner arrived quite late in France on the 9th November 1914 to still get the mons Star but did not reach the front line until after the 22nd of November which meant he got the Mons star but was perhaps not eligible for the Aug-Nov bar and rosette to the Star, though he was within the sound of the guns as he was behind the lines in billets until the day after the cutoff point.  It is possible that he never applied for the bar but he probably was entitled to it.  The war diary of 1/SWBords list a draft as arriving behind the front line on the 19th Nov.  He enrolled in 1906 and had served in India from 1907 to 1910.  He was discharged in 1915 as a result of illness picked up during his service after 9 years 115 days.
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Re: 1914 Mons Star, Charles Edward Vanner 1st/South Wales borderers
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 01:47:39 AM »
Loving these Welsh connections!  :)
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Re: 1914 Mons Star, Charles Edward Vanner 1st/South Wales borderers
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 09:20:23 AM »
Loving these Welsh connections!  :)

Thanks Ian.  I have quite a few great war medals to Welshmen or to Welsh Regiments, if it will not get too boring.

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Re: 1914 Mons Star, Charles Edward Vanner 1st/South Wales borderers
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 03:59:57 PM »
Loving these Welsh connections!  :)
Thanks Ian.  I have quite a few great war medals to Welshmen or to Welsh Regiments, if it will not get too boring.
Jerry.

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