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Denton Recipients of the
1914 Star (Mons Star)

This bronze campaign medal was authorised by King George V in April 1917 for those who had served in France or Belgium between the 5 August 1914 and midnight on 22 Nov 1914 inclusive. The award was open to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Navy Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, as well as doctors and nurses, who served ashore in France or Belgium.

Recipients of the 1914 Star supported the French army in holding back the German army while new recruits could be trained and equipped in the United Kingdom. Together, they merit considerable honour for their part in the first sixteen weeks of the Great War. This period included the battle of Mons, the retreat to the Seine, the battles of Le Cateau, the Marne, the Aisne and the first battle of Ypres. About 378,000 1914 Stars were issued.

A bronze bar clasp inscribed '5 Aug. to 22 Nov. 1914' was awarded to all those who qualified for the 1914 Star and who served under fire. Since the same ribbon was used with the 1914-15 Star, holders of the 1914 Star were permitted to wear a small silver heraldic rosette on their ribbon when the decoration itself was not worn. It was necessary to apply for the issue of the clasp. On the Medal Rolls Index Cards this is usually noted as the 'Clasp and Roses' or 'C&R'.

Abbreviations:
Battalion, Bn; Regiment, Regt; Company, Coy;
Private, Pte; Rifleman, Rifmn; Sapper, Spr; Lance Corporal, L/Cpl; Corporal, Cpl; Serjeant, Sjt; Lieutenant, Lieut

Name Rank Service
No.
Unit/Battalion Died/
Demobilised/
Discharged
Residence
ADKINSON Robert MM Sjt 1511 then
265375
6th Bn, Cheshire Regt Demob. Princess Ave
AINSWORTH Herbert Pte 4219 1st Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15 Jul 1916 Stockport Rd
ARNOLD Alfred L/Cpl 32984
late T2/016614
8th Bn, York and Lancaster Regt
late Royal Army Service Corps
15 Jun 1918 Acre St
BLEAKLEY John Pte 9843 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers Discharged Tib St
BOOTH William Pte 6462 3rd Bn, Worcestershire Regt Discharged Pearl St
CLARK Frank Pte 694 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regt Discharged Belgrave St
CLIFFORD James Pte 18037 Cheshire Regt Discharged Hyde Rd
COOPER James Henry1 Pte 8217 1st Bn, Cheshire Regt 14 Oct 1914 Cricket St
COX Joseph Pte 1645 then
243920
6th Bn, Cheshire Regt
then 5th Bn
Demob. Angel St
DUFFY Thomas Pte 11344 10th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regt) Discharged Dane Shot St
EATON Wilfred Pte 987 1/6th Bn, Cheshire Regt 26 Feb 1915 Bentley Rd
EVANS Albert Victor L/Cpl 10093 Princess Louise's
(Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
Discharged Stockport Rd
FREEMAN Robert Stanley L/Cpl S/33760 Royal Army Service Corps Discharged Manchester Rd
GRAVES John Thomas Rfmn 5455 2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade 9 Oct 1915 Moorside Ln
HANCOCK William Lucian1 Pte 220 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers 29 Apr 1916 Seymour St
HARDY Harry Pte 213 2nd Bn, Manchester Regt Discharged Holland St
HARTLEY Arnold1 Pte 7514 1st Bn, East Yorkshire Regt 26 Sep 1914 Mill Ln
KING Edwin1 MM L/Cpl 2003 2nd Bn, Manchester Regt Demob. Mount Pleasant Rd
then Frederick St
KNIGHT Samuel Pte 9975 then
16289
Cheshire Regiment then
Machine Gun Corps
Demob. High St
LANGAN Anthony L/Cpl 2771 18th Bn, Manchester Regt 30 Jun 1917 Howard St,
Audenshaw
MURRAY Walter Pte 1091 6th Bn, Cheshire Regt Discharged High St
NADIN Joseph Rfmn 2856 1st Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps 20 May 1915
NIELD Leonard Pte 1238 then
45405
6th Bn, Cheshire Regt then
Royal Defence Corps
Discharged Tib St
PARKER David Pte 7199 1st Bn, Cheshire Regt Discharged Albert Sq
PULLING Charles1 Cpl 6520 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regt Demob. Ashton Rd
SAXTON Harold Percy1 Pte 7682 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers 19 Dec 1915 Two Trees Ln
STOTT Walter1 Pte 7910 1st Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers 4 Jun 1915 Former Denton
resident
TAYLOR Thomas MM Pte 1500 then
52464
6th Bn, Cheshire Regt Discharged Grosvenor St
WELSH Thomas Pte 8288 2nd Bn, South Lancashire Regt
(Prince of Wale's Volunteers)
Discharged Russell St
WHITEHEAD John Robert Pte 7423 1st Bn, Cheshire Regt Demob. Market St
WILKES Jack (John)1 Cpl 8463 1st Bn, North Staffordshire Regt 1 Nov 1914 Gibraltar Ln
WILLIAMS Harold1 Pte then
Spr
11162 then
19425 & P79425
1/S Rifles then
173rd Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers
Demob. Holland St
WILLIS Russell 2nd Lieut York & Lancaster Regt
attached 1st Bn, Lincolnshire Regt
25 Oct 1914 Born in Denton
 

1Awarded a Bar Clasp having served under fire.


Left: 1914 Star (Mons Star)
Right: Bar Clasp and Silver Rosette

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