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1914 Mons Star Medal Group, Royal Engineers (Chelsea Pensioner) - Named To Ashworth

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A 1914 Mons Star medal group awarded to Sapper 7857 Ernest Ashworth, Royal Engineers, (later a Chelsea Pensioner).

The details of his awards are as follows:

1914 Mons star (with Mons Clasp) named to 7857. SPR. E. ASHWORTH., R.E.

British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 7857. SPR. E. ASHWORTH., R.E.

The medals are swing mounted with their original ribbons and come with a contemporary Royal Engineers Cap Badge.


Ashworth was born in 1880 and lived and worked in Bacup Manchester, giving his occupation as a ‘pipe fitter’. He joined the Royal Engineers at Manchester on the 6th March 1901 aged 21.

His service records which can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have a subscription to ‘find my past’, although a paper copy can be provided upon request), indicate that he served in Bermuda for 3 years from November 1901. This would have been to support the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, who was based in Bermuda to guard Boer War POWs at the same time.

Afterwards, this was followed by ‘home service’, before being sent to France on the 1st September 1914 (his second daughter was born only 18 days later). He was discharged for ‘sickness’ at the age of 38, in April 1918, after serving in the forces for 17 years.

At the point he left the service he was allocated to ‘G’ Company Royal Engineers who were based at Chatham.

The MIC indicates that he was eligible for a Silver War Badge after being discharged from the service on the 27th April 1918. He was issued with badge number 403435, the entry can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to Ancestry). The SWB entry confirms that he served overseas.

His service records include a file that mentioned that he died as an ‘in pensioner’ at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on the 13th November 1969 aged 89. Information about the Royal Hospital can be viewed by clicking on here. An ‘in-pensioner’, are those who surrendered their Army Pension and were admitted as residents of the Royal Hospital Chelsea - the famous red coated ‘Chelsea Pensioners’.

Included with this listing is a printed copy of the Medal Index Card which can also be viewed by clicking on here (again if you have access to Ancestry) and a paper copy of his Silver War Badge roll entry.

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Seller Information:
  • Sellers Name:
    Phil Haigh
  • Item Location:
    Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Sellers Telephone Number:
    07729 479618
  • Payment Types Accepted:
    Any but Paypal

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