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WW1 Pair & mint cased Canadian Memorial cross
Edward Hopping was born in Enfield, Middlesex on the 8th of August 1877.He joined the C.E.F in Toronto in November 1914 & stated that he was a brick maker by trade.He served in France & Flanders & had several spells in hospital due to ill health. He was discharged in England in 1919 & died in 1936. His death was attributed to the effects of his war service & as such his widow was issued with the memorial cross which is simply named 55862.A.SGT.E.HOPPING to the reverse
GVF/NEF with both the full length neck ribbon & the case of issue for the memorial cross. Complete with a electronic copy of his 66 page service file that will be sent to the buyer via e-mail.
1914-15 Trio & Memorial plaque
Charles William Rainbird was born in Crewkerne, Somerset & lived in Lewes, Sussex. He enlisted in to the 1st battalion of the Essex regiment in Chichester and first landed in the Balkans 6-9-1915, He sadly died of heatstroke whilst serving with the 1st garrison battalion of the Essex regiment 20-7-1917 & is buried in the Khartoum war cemetery in Egypt.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
Mint boxed 1914-15 Trio
To- 2nd LIEUT.G.MITCHELL.R.HIGHRS
George Mitchell was born in Bingley, Yorkshire and was the son of a mill owner. He was educated at Loretto school in Edinburgh.He was over six foot tall & once competed in a boxing match with Georges Carpentier the famous French boxer.
He enlisted in to the public schools battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in September 1914 & was soon commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Black Watch / Royal Highlanders.He was sadly killed
22-5-1915 when a trench mortor exploded accidentally whilst he was acting as the battalion bombing instructor.He is buried in the Fouquieres churchyard extension at Bethune & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late 26 year old son of Son of Tom and Marion I. Mitchell, of The Park, Ecceshill, Bradford, Yorkshire.
EF/MINT & complete with copy officers service papers, MIC details & other research details.
(TS-4991.S-SGT.F.L.EDWARDS.A.S.C on the pair)
Frank Leonard Edwards was born in Bridgnorth on 1890 & was the son of William & Fanny Edwards. His father was in business as a saddler with a business on Bridge street in Bridgnorth.Frank joined the family business but enlisted in to the A.S.C in November 1914 age 25. He landed in France with the A.S.C 13-7-1915. He was sadly wounded & died of wounds in France & Flanders 29-10-1918 serving with 14th Coy 17th Divisional Train A.S.C.He is is buried in Selridge British cemetery at Montay in France & by this time he was a married man & left a widow who received a letter of sympathy from his commanding officer who stated that he had been wounded on a night bombing raid.
VF with MIC details along with basic research details & details from both S.D.G.W & The C.W.G.C
WW1 Pair To- 290382.SPR.L.D.T.BELL.RE
Leonard Dobson Thompson Bell was born in
Percy Main & enlisted in North Sheilds. He joined the North Eastern Railway 12-7-1909 & was a gangman / plate-layer. He enlisted in to the Royal Engineers & after arriving in France he was issued with a new service number WR-506837 and was serving with the 12th port construction company of the Royal Engineers when he died of pneumonia in hospital at Rouen 8-11-1918 age 24. He is buried in the St.Sever cemetery extension at Rouen & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of Thomas & Mary Ann Bell of Percy Main, North Shields.
NEF & complete with MIC details along with other basic research including S.D.G.W & C.W.G.C details
1914-15 Trio To- SR-7977.PTE.J.CROXFORD.R.FUS
James Croxford first landed in France 9-2-1915 & was sadly killed in action in France & Flanders 3-5-1915 during the battle of St.Julien.Whilst serving with the 3rd battalion Royal Fusiliers.He was born in Hoxton & enlisted in Finsbury.He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Menin gate at Ypres.
The recipients 1914-15 star is named with the incorrect initial A as opposed to J but this is confirmed on the recipients M.I.C
NEF & complete with MIC details along with details from SDGW & the C.W.G.C
1914 Star trio To- S-6976.PTE.A.J.HULL.MIDDX.R
Albert John Hull first landed in France 7-11-1914 & sadly died of wounds at home 15-6-1915 serving with E-Company of the 2nd battalion
He was born & enlisted in Tottenham, Middlesex & was 20 years of age at the time of his death.
He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery & is recorded by the CWGC as the late son of Mr & Mrs Hull of 80 Shelbourne road, Park Lane, Tottenham, London
EF & complete with MIC details along with detals from both SDGW & the CWGC
1914-15 Trio To- 14255.SJT.S.KING.NORFOLK.R
Stanley King was born in Cornard, Suffolk & enlisted in St.Pauls Churchyard, Middlesex.
He first landed 4-10-15 & was KIA F&F 28-4-17
serving with the 9th battalion of the Norfolk Regt
He is buried in the St.Patricks cemetery at Loos
GVF & complete with MIC details along with details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
1914-15 Trio To- J.19154.W.C.THOROGOOD.AB.RN
Walter Charles Thorogood was born Romford 9-9-96
and joined the Royal Navy 9-9-1914. He sadly lost his life when HMS Laforey was sunk by a mine as part of the Dover patrol 23-3-1917
He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial & is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of Charles & Catherine Mary Thorogood of 129 Chester road, Seven Kings, Essex.
GVF or better & complete with copy service papers & C.W.G.C details.
WW1 Pair To- 23074.PTE.A.S.HURRIE.H.L.I
Alexander Scott Hurrie was KIA F&F 1-7-1916 on the first day of the battle of the Somme. He was born & lived in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire but enlisted in Glasgow where he was working as an apprentice to Mr Charles Lowdon the clothing manufacturer. He was a member of the 17th service battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. This battalion was raised in Glasgow as a pals battalion and was raised by the local chamber of commerce. He was sadly only 18 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in the Blighty valley cemetery at Authuille Wood on the Somme. He was a L-CPL at the time of his death and is recorded by the C.W.G.C as the late son of David & Jane Hurrie of 1 Morrison Street, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire.
EF with original full length silk medal ribbons along with MIC details and details from both S.D.G.W & the C.W.G.C
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