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Rycroft
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I was just looking at a Soldier Thomas Charles Stanton who signed up 20/7/1915 3/1 Brecknokshire battalion I think aged 38.Regimental number was 3355.

On his medal card it shows him as S W Borders reg no 201119

then Northumberland Fus reg no 205362

and S Staffs Reg reg no 204809

The only award for him is the British Medal. Looking at his service record I think he went to Bombay with the South Staffs 25/3/1916 arriving 1/5/1916.

it also looks like he got 14 days confined to barracks 31/12/1918 for disobedience of battalion orders whilst on active service ??

I would appreciate it if some one could look at this and help me understand how he moved between 3 regiments ?

Thanks Rycroft

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Rycroft

I've had a look at his record and this is how I understand it....

20/07/1915 - Attested & Embodied as 3355 3/1 Brecknockshire Battalion South Wales Borderers.

25/03/1916 - Embarked Devonport.

27/03/1916 - Posted to 1/1 Brecknockshire Battalion South Wales Borderers (who were in India).

01/05/1916 - Disembarked Bombay.

Early 1917 - Renumbered in South Wales Borderers as 201119 as part of Territorial Force renumbering.

27/03/1917 - Transferred & Posted to 2nd Garrison Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and renumbered 205362.

18/06/1917 - Transferred & Posted to 1st Garrison Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment and renumbered 204809.

01/01/1919 - Posted Home.

15/03/1919 - Disembodied on Demobilisation.

The transfer from South Wales Borderers to Northumberland Fusiliers was under Authority Telegram from A. Gen. India to G.O.C. 5th (Mhow) Division No. 44996/5 (AG) dated 24/02/1917, the transfer to the South Staffordshire Regiment was under Authority Cable G.O.C. Bombay 13/6/A dated 26/04/1918 (looks like it took some while for the paperwork to catch up with the transfer).

Regards

Steve

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Rycroft

I've had a look at his record and this is how I understand it....

Thank you SteveE that is very much appreciated.

I understand he wouldn't receive the 14/15 Star but, wonder why he didn't receive the Victory Medal. Would it be because in India he was not actually fighting??

Once again your help is appreciated.

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Rycroft

Very basically the requirement for the award of the Victory Medal was to have entered a theatre of war, India (with the exception of some border areas) was not regarded as such and therefore he wouldn't be entitled.

Steve

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Rycroft

Very basically the requirement for the award of the Victory Medal was to have entered a theatre of war, India (with the exception of some border areas) was not regarded as such and therefore he wouldn't be entitled.

Thank you once again for your assistance

Rycroft

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  • 5 months later...

Hi Rycroft and Steve

Rycroft, I just found your post when I was doing a search as I am also interested in the same Thomas Charles Stanton. Are you related to him in any way?

Steve, also thanks for your answer to Rycroft which actualy answered what I was wondering but had not got around to posting the question.

Linda

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