WW1 Single Medals
1914 Mons Star With Bar, Hampshire Reg - Named To Hoare (Christmas Truce Participant)
A 1914 Mons Star with clasp awarded to L/14566, Private George Hoare, who served with the 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.
Robinson arrived in France on 11/11/14, the Medal Index Card and the medal roll confirming the clasp can be viewed by clicking on here and on here, (if you have access to Ancestry), although a paper copy of the MIC will be provided with this listing.
The details of his award are as follows:
1914 Star (with Mons clasp) named to 3-4405, PTE G. HOARE. 1/HAMPS:R.
Hoare’s service records can be viewed by clicking on here, if you have access to ‘find my past’. In summary, he enlisted into the Hampshire Regiment at Gosport on the 13/8/14, where he joined the 3rd Training Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. He was posted to the 1st Battalion when it moved to France in November 1914.
He remained with the Battalion until January 1915 when he was sent home – presumably wounds or sickness. He returned to France in May 1916, from what I can gather back with the Hampshires’. In December 1916, he was transferred to the Labour Corps, (service number 287268) and served with the corps until November 1918, when it appears that he was transferred to the 59th Company Royal Defence Corps (Eastern Command - service number 91264).
The RDC which was always a UK based ‘force’ was used to guard prisoners and important buildings and sites. The corps was for service personnel no longer fit for front line service. He was also issued with a Silver War Badge, the details of which can be viewed by clicking on here, (again if you have access to Ancestry).
He remained with this unit until he was discharged from the services in January 1919.
His service records contain a number of correspondence where he writes to request his Mons Star, saying that he believes he’s entitled to it, there are subsequent inter-service correspondence seeking confirmation that he should be issued with the award, his Medal Index Card shows it was issued to him in 1922.
The actions and activities of the Hampshire Regiment (which served with the 11th Infantry Brigade which was a part of the 4th Division), can be viewed by clicking on here. Interestingly; men of the 1st Battalion participated in the legendary Christmas Truce of 1914 where British and German soldiers fraternised in no man's land. Hoare was with the unit at this time.
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