Archive for Territorials

A Group to a Veteran of First Ypres

Posted in 1914-1918 Service Medals, 1919-1938 Medals, Groups with tags , , , , on August 14, 2013 by The Dude

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This group is impressed to 1656 Private F.H.Jackson of the Honourable Artillery Company. The group consists of the 1914 Star with the 5th August-22nd November 1914 Bar, the British War Medal, the WW1 Victory Medal and the Faithful Service in the Special Constabulary Medal (GV), this one engraved to Sergeant Frederick H. Jackson. The Bar on the 1914 star is the slip on type congruent with the Star but cannot be considered official as the official bars were only made one way. But I believe it to be original to the medal.

Frederick Harold Jackson, from Buckinghamshire, enlisted voluntarily in the Territorial Army in August 1914 and by September 18th 1914 he was in France. The H.A.C. is a very prestigious unit of the British Territorial Army and is the second oldest military unit in the world still extant after the Swiss Vatican Guard. It is the oldest regiment in the British Army.

Jackson received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder and cheek on the 22nd August 1915. He was assessed at 50% disablement and blind in his right eye and released from service on the 18th February 1916.

 

A Pre-War Birchall in the RFA

Posted in 1901-1913 Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , on August 6, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis single is the Territorial Efficiency Medal (EVII). It was awarded on the 1st of July 1909 to 63 Serjeant T. Birchall, of the 4/W.Lancashire Regiment Howitzer Battery, RFA.

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A Medal Group to a Pre-War Territorial

Posted in 1914-1918 Service Medals, Groups with tags , , , on May 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis group is made rare by the Territorial War Medal but still interesting. It’s marked to 362126 GNR H.F.Toyne R.A. Any soldier awarded the Territorial Medal was not entitled to one of the stars. Henry Toyne served in the Royal Garrison Artillery.

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The Territorial Force War Medal

Posted in 1914-1918 Service Medals, Rare Medals with tags , , on May 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Territorial Force War Medal was a campaign medal awarded to members of the British Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who served overseas in World War I; it is the rarest of the five British Great War medals.

Mine is named to 362126 GNR H.F.Toyne R.A.

The medal was established in April 1920 for award to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who volunteered for service overseas on or before 30 September 1914, and served overseas. They had to:

have been serving with the force on 4 August 1914 or
have completed four years service with the force before 4 August 1914 and rejoined the force on or before 30 September 1914

In addition provided they:
Undertook, either verbally or by written agreement on or before 30 September 1914 to serve outside the United Kingdom, such agreement being operative after 4 August 1914, and
Have served outside the United Kingdom between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 (both dates inclusive; note that the last date was in 1918 though the years on the reverse said 1914-19) and
Did not qualify for the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star

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