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15 star trio London Welsh R.W. Fusiliers

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15 star trio to the 15th Bn (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  comes with copy paperwork for him which shows an interesting history for him.  He almost certainly would have taken part in the attack on Mametz wood as part of 113th Brigade, 38th Welsh Division where they took heavy caualities.

 

 

HANKS, John-26965/629837 15th (1st London Welsh) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. They were part of 113th brigade, 38th Welsh Division and most famously took part in the attacks on Mametz Wood when they took heavy casualties. He went to France 2nd December 1915.


He later served as private #629837 with the 178th labour company of the labour corps after he developed chest problems whilst on active service.

HE MAY HAVE BEEN A RELUCTANT SOLDIER AS WHILE IN TRAINING IN NORTH WALES. AT ST ASAPH IN AUGUST 1915 HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MALINGERING AND FINED 14 DAYS PAY AND AWARDED 168 HOURS FIELD PUNISHMENT AND, ON 11 SEPTEMBER HE WAS ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FOR 6 DAYS AND WAS DEPRIVED OF PAY.


Born and lived at 149 Carfield Street Bethnal Green London.

 

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RWF Fantastic trio jerry.

Not into medals but being a welsh regiment i had to comment. :thumbup:

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RWF Fantastic trio jerry.

Not into medals but being a welsh regiment i had to comment. :thumbup:

 

 

Thanks Dave, apart from one medal (with the same surname as mine) I only collect those with a Welsh interest, though one I bought recently was purchased in Carmarthen on a whim and he turned out to be a local man and though he was RE he had served with a Welsh unit.

 

I tend not to show all those I have as they often get met with silence on here and it seems pointless sharing them.

 

I have  an autobiography from an officer with the 15th RWF and it includes their involvement at Mametz wood, even to his having to send his younger brother as a runner who was killed, a deeply moving and sad account.  Up to Mametz & beyond by L Wynn Griffiths, edited by J P Riley.

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Great addition to your collection Jerry.

 

I'm amazed at the information that is now available for individual service personnel,if you know where to look.

 

 

Regards,Martin.

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Great addition to your collection Jerry.

 

I'm amazed at the information that is now available for individual service personnel,if you know where to look.

 

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

Thanks Martin.

 

With WWI medals it is a bit hit and miss as to how much can be found, I was lucky in this case and I knew there was information on him available which was part of the appeal, but also because of the unit he served with, the 15th/1st London Welsh Bn RWF.

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