A Gunner's confirmed 'Battle of Mons' 1914 Star campaign medal trio: Sergeant Thomas Brown Royal Artillery late 30th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery A Gunner's confirmed 'Battle of Mons' 1914 Star campaign medal trio: Sergeant Thomas Brown Royal Artillery late 30th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery A Gunner's confirmed 'Battle of Mons' 1914 Star campaign medal trio: Sergeant Thomas Brown Royal Artillery late 30th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery A Gunner's confirmed 'Battle of Mons' 1914 Star campaign medal trio: Sergeant Thomas Brown Royal Artillery late 30th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery

A Gunner's confirmed 'Battle of Mons' 1914 Star campaign medal trio: Sergeant Thomas Brown Royal Artillery late 30th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery

- 1914 Star. With contemporary clasp (75517 Dvr: T. Brown. R.F.A.)
- British War Medal. Silver (75517 Sjt. T. Brown. R.A.)
- Interallied Victory Medal (75517 Sjt. T. Brown. R.A.)

Medal Verification: All medals & clasp verified per the respective Great War medal rolls of the Royal Artillery as under:

- 1914 Star & dated clasp: Reference WO 329/2403 1914 Star medal roll of 30th Brigade R.F.A.

- British War Medal & Interallied Victory Medals: Ref WO 329/194

Note: Driver Thomas Brown is confirmed having first entered theatre of war 'France' on 19 August 1914 (medal roll refers)

Mons: For the British Army - and the recipient Driver Thomas Brown - the Battle of Mons fought on the 23rd August 1914, was the first major action of the Great War. 30th (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery was formed in 1914, from the 128th, 129th & 130th (Howitzer) Batteries, and after mobilization was attached to 3rd Infantry Division, British Expeditionary Force, or B.E.F.. Each of the batteries was equipped with 4.5 inch howitzers. On 18 August 1914, the 30th Brigade was embarked at Southampton aboard the S.S. 'Colleen Bawn', and entered theatre of war 'France' on, 19 August 1914, when the brigade disembarked at, Le Havre, France. On disembarkation the brigade was entrained for the Belgian front. On the morning of 23 August 1914, the brigade came into contact with advancing enemy forces, about 1 and a half miles outside the Belgian town of Mons. At 15.45 Hours on the same day the , 130th Battery led the brigade into action when their guns were the first of the brigade to get their guns into action

Condition: VF

Code: 21425

145.00 GBP