Paragraph 392 King's Regulations (xvia) Surplus to military requirements (having suffered impairment since entry into the service).
Victory Medal Given the information we have available it is likely that Charles F Ward was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.
Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal From the information available to us, it is very possible that Charles F Ward was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
Silver War Badge The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness during World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the Discharge Badge, Wound Badge or Services Rendered Badge, was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.
The sterling silver lapel badge was intended to be worn in civilian clothes. It had been the practice of some women to present white feathers to apparently able-bodied young men who were not wearing the King's uniform. The badge was to be worn on the right breast while in civilian dress, it was forbidden to wear on a military uniform.
The badge bears the royal cipher of GRI (for Georgius Rex Imperator; George, King and Emperor) and around the rim "For King and Empire; Services Rendered". Each badge was uniquely numbered on the reverse. The War Office made it known that they would not replace Silver War Badges if they went missing, however if one was handed into a police station then it would be returned to the War Office. If the original recipient could be traced at his or her discharge address then the badge would be returned.
Orders of Battle (ORBATS) are documents produced by the military to show the hierarchical structure,
command organisation and disposition of units for particular engagements of the British Military.
At the highest level they show a breakdown of the units involved in entire conflicts, the First World War in this case,
including Divisional and Brigade commanding officers, the organisation of the divisions right down to the battalion level along with their attached units from for example,
the Royal Artillery. With the ORBATS you are able to determine exactly where units were on a given date and the battle, action or event they took part in.
The ORBATS data transcribed by Forces War Records has allowed us to produce this interactive map,
with which you can track the progress of units throughout the course of the First World War,
from the opening battle at Mons to the closing stages of the Spring Offensive.
Full Member Access will allow you to interact with this map (Zoom to events, Add events, Audio Playback etc.)
Royal Garrison Artillery during World War 1
More information about Royal Garrison Artillery
The Royal Garrison Artillery At the end of the 19th century the Royal Garrison Artillery, which was part of the Royal Artillery, was divided into 3 Divisions;
The Eastern Division, HQ at Dover. Depot companies at Dover and Great Yarmouth. The Southern Division, HQ at Portsmouth. Depot companies at Gosport and Seaforth (near Liverpool). The Western Division, HQ at Devonport. Depot companies at Plymouth and Scarborough.
The Garrison Artillery was composed of 104 service companies in 1900, forty of them in the UK, 37 in various colonies of the Empire and 27 in India. A company...