WW1 Medal Groups
1914 Mons Star Medal Group, Royal Horse Artillery - Named To King
WW1 1914 Mons Star medal group awarded to driver 37727 Driver (later Bombardier) Charles T. King of the 7th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery (later 26th Reserve Royal Field Artillery).
The details of his awards are as follows:
1914 Star (with Mons clasp and rose) named to 37727. DVR. C. T. KING., R.H.A.
British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 37727. DVR. C. T. KING., R.A.
The medals are court mounted and come with an accompanying set of matching miniature medals with original ribbons contained within a Spink and Son presentation box, additionally a RHA shoulder badge and associated tunic buttons are also included.
With this listing there is a printed copy of the Medal Index Card which can also be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to Ancestry).
At the outbreak of the war 7th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery was at Aldershot attached to 1st Cavalry Brigade. On mobilization, it joined 1st Cavalry Division and crossed to France between the 15th and 18th August 1914, King’s Medal Index Card indicates that he entered France on the 15th.
Between the 18th and 21th August, the brigade moved forward towards Mons, and its first action was the Battle of Mons on the 23rd and 24th August where the division formed the left flank details of which can be found by clicking on here.
It took part in the subsequent retreat, notably the Actions of Elouges and Solesmes, the Battle of Le Cateau, the Action at Néry and the First Battle of the Marne, before advancing again to the First Battle of the Aisne and the Race to the Sea (Battle of Messines).
The brigade served with the 1st Cavalry Division on the Western Front for the rest of the war, the unit history can be viewed by clicking on here.
I have been unable to identify any service records relating to this man. However, King did featured in a court case when a man was charged with leaving his post, appearing as a witness at his trial. The details of the trail can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to ‘find my past’), although a paper copy can be supplied if requested.
The accused was 226986 Alfred William Ellis, whose Medal Index Card can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to Ancestry). Ellis service records can also be viewed by clicking on here if you have access to ‘find my past’. It would appear that Ellis was awarded 9 months detention as a result of ‘desertion’ and ultimately discharged. His discharge papers can be viewed by clicking on here (again if you have access to Ancestry).
PLEASE NOTE, documents relating to Ellis will not be supplied with this listing.
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