Jack Mullock

Jack Mullock

Personal Details

Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1893 (baptised 16th August 1893), the eldest son of Clara A Mullock of The Croft, Prees, Shropshire and the late John Mullock.

Husband of Penelope Sheldon (formerly Mullock, nee Hough) of The Grange, Darlaston, Prees, Shropshire.

The 1911 Census shows Jack working on his father’s farm.

Military Details

Regiment : 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, formerly Shropshire Yeomanry (1487)
Rank : Sergeant
Service Number : 230072

Killed in action; France 22 August 1918 Aged 25

Medals and Awards
Jack was awarded the Territorial Force War Medal and the Campaign Medals (British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal).

Territorial Force War Medal

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Territorial Force War Medal was a campaign medal awarded to members of the British Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who served overseas in World War I; it is the rarest of the five British Great War medals.

The medal was established in April 1920 for award to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who volunteered for service overseas on or before 30 September 1914, and served overseas. They had to have been serving with the force on 4 August 1914 or have completed four years service with the force before 4 August 1914 and rejoined the force on or before 30 September 1914.

Campaign Medals

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The British War Medal (also known as 'Squeak') was a silver or bronze medal awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918 inclusive. This was later extended to services in Russia, Siberia and some other areas in 1919 and 1920. Approximately 6.5 million British War Medals were issued. Approximately 6.4 million of these were the silver versions of this medal. Around 110,000 of a bronze version were issued mainly to Chinese, Maltese and Indian Labour Corps. The front (obv or obverse) of the medal depicts the head of George V. The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.

The Allied Victory Medal (also known as 'Wilfred') was issued by each of the allies. It was decided that each of the allies should each issue their own bronze victory medal with a similar design, similar equivalent wording and identical ribbon. The British medal was designed by W. McMillan. The front depicts a winged classical figure representing victory. Approximately 5.7 million victory medals were issued. Interestingly, eligibility for this medal was more restrictive and not everyone who received the British War Medal ('Squeak') also received the Victory Medal ('Wilfred'). However, in general, all recipients of 'Wilfred' also received 'Squeak' and all recipients of The 1914 Star or The 1914/1915 Star (also known as 'Pip') also received both 'Squeak' and 'Wilfred'. The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.

Further Information

Will of Jack Mullock
Mullock, Jack of the Grange Darliston Prees near Whitchurch Shropshire sergeant King’s Shropshire Light Infantry died 22 August 1918 in France Administration Shrewsbury 16 October to Penelope Mullock widow. Effects £313 14s. 2d.

Taken from Forces War Records

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