Awards & Titles:
|British War Medal |
Silver War Badge B1549
Early Life :Born c.1888 at Barnard Castle to Christopher and Margaret Hedley. Resident at 17 Galgate Barnard Castle in 1911. He had an older brother, Frederick and sister Annie, and also a younger sister Margaret. Like his father he became a plumber, more than likely in a family business.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Border Regiment|
|Action : War Survivor|
Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.
Christopher was enlisted to the Border Regiment as 34533, Private Hedley on the 7th June 1916.
He was discharged from service 18th September 1918, shortly before the war ended under King's Regulations Para 392 xvi, him being no longer physically fit to serve. He was issued a Silver War Badge (B1549), which indicates he was perhaps injured in the line of duty. Furthermore, for his service in the Great War he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Barnard No. 1230 E.C.||Durham|
5th January 1917
2nd March 1917
4th May 1917
Recorded as a Plumber, resident at Barnard Castle when initiated in 1917. He had already enlisted into the Border Regiment a year earlier and the contribution record shows his war service and his continued payment of dues following the war.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley