BRITISH WAR MEDAL and VICTORY MEDAL. Named as issued to. In absolutely excellent condition – almost mint on old original ribbons. Also come with copies of his medal index card and medal rolls showing that this was his full medal entitlement, and copies of some research. John is believed to have been a pre-War Regular Soldier who was a reservist in 1914. He lived in Stockport, Cheshire, to the south of Manchester, where he was born in 1873. He was mobilised and served with the 1st Battalion. Manchester Regiment, landing in France on 16 Feb 1915. He was wounded in the back by shrapnel and was evacuated to England for treatment. During his recovery he married Emily Sheratt in Stockport. When John was well enough he was sent to the 3rd Reserve Battalion pending return to his own Battalion. He was allowed home leave and died in his sleep at home on 23 Sep 1915. John was buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery. Please feel free to ask questions and request further images. Please check out my other listings for. WW1 and WW2 Copy Memorial Scrolls. WW1 Copy Kings Letter for Memorial Plaques. WW1 Medal Index Cards. The item “WW1 14-15 STAR/BRITISH WAR/ VICTORY MEDALS/BADGES GRIMES DIED MANCHESTER REGT” is in sale since Sunday, February 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “vmb14″ and is located in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country// Organization: Great Britain
- Issued// Not-Issued: Issued
- Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
- Service: Army
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Era: 1914-1945
- Type: Medals & Ribbons