One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Edwin Gronow
Private. (6268) 2nd Battalion Welch Regiment
Loving son of William Gronow & Ellen Draddy & Beloved husband of Katie Bronwen Lloyd.

Edwin Gronow joined the Welch Regiment in 1900 in Bridgend. He was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal, with the following 3 State Clasps: Cape Colony: Awarded to troops serving in Cape Colony between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902. Orange Free State: Awarded to troops serving in Orange River Colony any time from 28 February 1900 to 21 May 1902. Transvaal: Awarded to those troops serving the Transvaal at any time between 24 May 1900 and 31 May 1902, who received no other clasp for action in the Transvaal. He was awarded the Kings South Africa Medal, with 2 bars; South Africa 1901: Awarded for service during 1901 towards the required service of 18 months; South Africa 1902: Awarded to those who served during 1902.
Edwin was part of the BEF, and he obtained the 1914 Star campaign medal - also commonly referred to as the Mons Star - was awarded by British authorities to those who served with either the British or Indian Expeditionary Force in France or Belgium between the outbreak of war in August 1914 and 22/23 November 1914. Most recipients of the 1914 Star - 378,000 were issued in total - comprised the so-called 'Old Contemptibles', i.e. members of the pre-war British Army;

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