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George Herbert Stone    G stone      Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Surname Stone
Forename/s George Herbert
Rank Private
Service Number 11929
DOB 1887 at Beeley.
Address 14, Ward Street, New Tupton
Date & place of death/details 10/7/1916 Aged 29
Killed in action from shellfire whilst crossing open ground.
Regiment & Unit 114th Company Machine Gun Corps.
Formerly with the Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Married to Hannah Stone (nee Pridmore)
5 children (Herbert, Bertha Evelyn, Avis, Gladys & Nellie).
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times (page 4) 19/8/1916 & Derbyshire Courier 19/8/1916
Derbyshire Times & Derbyshire Courier Obituary.   
Parents names Mr Joseph & Mrs Elizabeth Stone.
Parents address  
Grave location or   memoria location No grave.
Thiepval Memorial, France pier & face 5C & 12C.
Living relatives? Yes
Any other information? Joined the Sherwood Foresters in November 1915, and went to the front on 10 May with the Machine Gun Corps.
Pre war occupation was working as a labourer for Mr Fred Ewing.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that George Stone 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

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that George Stone 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.