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The First Washington Men to Volunteer for World War 1 Service

Volunteer Record Front Page

 

The First Washington Men to Volunteer for World War 1 Service

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The First Washington Men to Volunteer for World War 1 Service

Volunteer Record Page 3

 

The First Washington Men to Volunteer for World War 1 Service

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Miner Samuel Tulip - One of Washington's First Volunteers

Sam Tulip - Pit Lad
14th Birthday & First Day at Washington 'F' Pit.

Sam Tulip with his Dog
Young 'F' Pit Miner

Sam was a typical Washington lad.

[ Many thanks to Sam's Granddaughter Vivienne Bell, née Gill, for making Sam's photographs available. ]

Private Samuel Tulip - One of Washington's First Volunteers

Sam Tulip - Soldier 2
Private Samuel Tulip No.18477

Sam Tulip - Soldier 1
The Border Regiment, WW1, 1914-1918

Sam joined The Border Regiment at the age of 22.

[ Sam's name appears on Page 3 of the Washington & District Volunteer Record, dated 11th September 1914. ]

Samuel Tulip - Retired Miner & Veteran of The Great War

Sam and Mary Tulip
Sam & Mary Tulip of 40 Tyne Gardens

Sam Tulip (b. Blackfell, 1892-1972) with his wife Mary Ann née Robson (b. Usworth, 1898-1970).

In his retirement Sam enjoyed repairing clocks & watches and he was an expert domino player.

 

World War 1 Campaign Medals

Pip, Squeak & Wilfred
Pip, Squeak & Wilfred

Pip:  The 1914 Star

Awarded to those who served in France or Belgium between 5th August 1914 to midnight on 22nd November 1914.
The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it.

Pip:  The 1914-15 Star

Awarded to those who served in any theatre of war against Germany between 5th August 1914 and 31st December 1915.
The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it.

Squeak:  The British War Medal, 1914-18

Awarded to those who entered a theatre of war or served overseas between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.
The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit is impressed on the rim.

Wilfred:  The Allied Victory Medal

This medal was issued to those who received the 1914 Star or, alternatively, the 1914-15 Star.
The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit is impressed on the rim.

Pip, Squeak & Wilfred: a strip cartoon published in the Daily Mirror from 1919 to 1956.

 

The Memorial Garden in Washington Village

Inscription