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WW1 Medal Groups

1914 Mons Star Medal Group, Royal Horse Artillery - Named to Robbie Burns

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Price: £395.00

WW1 medal group awarded to 74722 Robert John Burns - Royal Horse Artillery.

He was assigned to ‘E’ Battery the 3rd Brigade RHA, which has the credit for firing the first British shell on the Western Front.

The details of his awards are as follows:

1914 Star (with Mons clasp) named to 74722, GNR. R. J. BURNS. R.H.A.

British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 74722, GNR. R. J. BURNS. R.A.

The medals are supplied loose with a set of original ribbons. Attached to the 1914 Star is the original Mons Clasp and two rosettes.

Also included with this listing is a printed copy of the Medal Index Card which can also be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to Ancestry). Robert John Burns’ service records can also be viewed by clicking on here (again if you have access to Ancestry). If you do not have access to ‘Ancestry’ an electronic copy can be made available included in the price.


From Crayford (then Dartford) in Kent, Burns was born in 1894, he joined the 3rd Brigade R.H.A. in December 1913 (aged 19) and served as a gunner throughout the war arriving in France on the 15/08/14.

His unit moved towards Mons from the 21st August and was present at the Battle of Mons (23rd - 24th August 1914) and was subsequently involved in the actions during the retreat. Afterwards the unit was engaged at: the 1st and 2nd Ypres, Arras, Amiens, Cambria (including the tank attack) and both the 1st and the 2nd Somme to name just a few.

His unit history can be viewed by clicking on here.

Wounded and returned to England in September 1917, he ended the war training recruits (September 1918) at the ‘school of instruction’ before his disabilities forced him from the service in January 1920.

He later applied for the Sliver War Badge as the result of suffering gunshots wounds to the back and arm (from actions on the 20th September 1917), it is not clear whether it was issued and is not included in this group.

His 3 brother’s James, Leonard and Frank were all in the Royal Garrison Artillery - their details can be viewed easily on ‘Ancestry’.

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Seller Information:
  • Sellers Name:
    Phil Haigh
  • Item Location:
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Sellers Telephone Number:
    07729 479618
  • Payment Types Accepted:
    Any but Paypal

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