WW1 Single Medals
WW1 Territorial Force War Medal, Hampshire Regiment - Named To Child
A Territorial Force War Medal awarded to 1644 (later 240308), Private Richard Albert Child, who served with 1/5 Hampshire Regiment.
Child’s Medal Index Card or medal roll entries, which can be viewed by clicking on here, on here and on here, (if you have access to Ancestry), although a paper copy of the MIC will be provided with this listing, indicate that Child served with the 1/5th Hampshire Regiment which landed at Karachi in India in November 1914 and remained in India for the rest of the war.
His service in India also saw him involved in the Afghan War which entitled him to an Indian General Service Medal 1908-1935 (with Afghanistan NWF 1919 clasp). The details of this award can be viewed by clicking on here, (again if you have access to Ancestry). This entry indicates that Child left the service in January 1920.
The details of his award are as follows:
Territorial Force War Medal named to 1644 PTE. R.A. CHILD. HAMPS. R.
The 1/5th came from Southampton (Carlton Place HQ), with the splendidly-named Lt Col H di S Burford-Hancock in command.
On 9th October, 1914, they sailed for India (the 1/5th on the Cawdor Castle), arriving, eventually, at Allahabad in mid-November. Various detachments were sent off, and after 13 months at Allahabad, the HQ and two companies went to Lucknow. The Battalion was reunited at Faizabad in March 1916.
Throughout this time, drafts were sent, mainly to Mesopotamia, and drafts were received from home. Through 1916 and 17 they moved around somewhat, until January 1918, when the Battalion was at Maymyo in Upper Burma, and then back to Calcutta in September. In April '19 they sent 200 men to Simla to assist in putting down riots in the Punjab.
In May 1919 they joined the 2/7th and 2/9th Gurkhas, and the 151st Infantry in the 46th Mobile Brigade, for service in the Afghan War. They went to Kohat, and took up positions outside the town (125 degrees Fahrenheit in the tents!), and were attacked (without loss) by about 400 hill men. Lack of water, and no rations for 4 days made conditions difficult, and the final straw was an outbreak of cholera in the Kohat Cantonement, leading to 6 deaths in the Battalion.
They moved from Kohat at the end of June, for Ambala (losing one man to heat stroke), then on to the hills for the summer, and to Bombay for embarkaton on the German prize ‘Konig’, arriving Southampton on the 8th November 1919.
All this comes from The History of the Hampshire Territorial Force Association and War Records of Units, 1914-1919.
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