THE PHOTOS ABOVE SHOWS 2  VIEWS OF  CHARLES TRIO OF MEDALS,

OF PARTTICULAR NOTE IS THE MONS STAR, WHICH MEANS HE WENT OVER SEAS, WITH THE B E F (BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE),

AT THE VERY BEGINING OF THE WAR,

THE PHOTO  UP TO THE LEFT  SHOWS THE USUAL THINGS LIKE ,

NAME/RANK/SERIAL NUMBER,

BUT ALSO THE WORDS HAWKE BT RND,

THE MAJORITY OF STARS DONT HAVE THE BATTALION STAMPED ON THEM,

NORMALLY YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THEIR SERVICE RECORDS,

TO FIND OUT WHAT DIVISIONS THEY WERE IN,



BELOW & UNDERLINED IS HIS ENTRY ON THE R.N

MEDAL ROLL

TO THE RIGHT ARE BOTH SIDES OF HIS SERVICE CARD

BELOW IS A FACINATING DOCUMENT IVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE,

ITS A COPY OF AN ADMIRALTY DOCUMENT THAT , EXPLAINS IN GREAT DETAIL,

HOW AND WHY , 1500+ MEN WERE CUT OFF AND ,

DUE TO THE FORSIGHT  OF THE C.O COMMODORE WILFED HENDERSON,

HAD NO OTHER CHOICE THAN TO TAKE INTENMENT IN HOLLAND,

THIS GOES A LONG WAY TO UNDERSTANG HOW AND WHY THAT DECISION WAS REACHED


The Royal Naval Division Memorial  (ABOVE PHOTO )

is located in the northwest corner of Horse Guards Parade in London

It stands on a corner of the Old Admiralty Building, and commemorates the 45,000 members of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division who died during the First World War.

The memorial was commissioned by surviving members of the Division and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens

The memorial was unveiled in its present location by former First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill on 25 April 1925,






   THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY   OF

             STOKER 1st CLASS  306606 C. PRIOR

                     HAWKE BATTALION R N D


ON THE LEFT IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES PRIOR

TAKEN WHEN HE WAS IN GRONINGEN, AND KEPT BY THE DUTCH POLICE , IN CASE THE INTERNEES DECIDED TO ESCAPE.

CHARLES PRIORS   NEXT OF KIN WAS HIS MUM

ELIZIBETH PRIOR

BURNBROOK HOUSE

WIMBOURNE,

DORSET

THE PHOTO BELOW,

SHOWS THE HOUSE AS IT IS TODAY