2/4th Battalion - Medals & Miscellaneous

Medals[edit]

The British War Medal is issuable under Special A.O. V of 1919 to those who served overseas between 5th August, 1914, and llth November, 1918.

The Indian General Service Medal, with clasp inscribed “Afghanistan N.W. Frontier, 1919,” is issuable under A.O. 223 of 1920 to those who served west of the Indus between 6th May, 1919, and llth November, 1919.

It is expected that the award of the Victory Medal, under A.O. 183 of 1920, will extend to the operations on the Mohmand Blockade Line in 1917, but the further A.O. specifying what operations are included has not been published at the date of the publication of this diary.

The Territorial Force War Medal is issuable, under A.O. 143 of 1920, to all members of the Territorial Force who were serving on August 4th, 1914, or who had completed not less than four years' service with the Territorial Force before August 4th and rejoined that Force on or before September 30th, 1914, provided that they undertook, on or before September 30th, 1914, to serve outside the United Kingdom, were passed as physically fit for service overseas between August 4th and September 30th, 1914, served outside the United Kingdom between August 5th, 1914, and November llth, 1918, and did not qualify for the 1914 Star or the 1914-15 Star.

Union Flag[edit]

A Silk Union Flag was received after the Battalion had been dispersed. It is proposed, after Consecration and Presentation, to deposit this in Kendal Parish Church.

Memorial Tablets[edit]

Arrangements have been made for placing in the Cathedral at Carlisle and Kendal Parish Church Cast Bronze Tablets inscribed with the names of those who died whilst serving, and the cost to be defrayed from moneys subscribed by all ranks.

At the date of the issue of this Diary there is a movement on foot to erect a Tablet in the Cathedral at Carlisle to the memory of all of the Border Regiment who died in the Great War, and to include the Line, Territorial, and Service Battalions.

In any event, the Tablet in Kendal Parish Church to those of the 2/4th Battalion will be erected as a Battalion Memorial.

Dependents[edit]

A sum of money was subscribed in India by all ranks, and will be distributed, after the Memorial is paid for, amongst the relatives of those who died whilst serving.

This concludes the transcription of the War Diary of 2/4th Battalion, The Border Regiment, 1914-1919