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Do you have medals for these soldiers in your collection?

Sally B

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Eltisley History Society are having an exhibition of WW1 memorabilia to launch the book we have written to honour the 14 men from our village who died in WW1. We have done much research into the 14 men and have war diaries, letters the men wrote home etc. but we do not have many medals for our soldiers and I wondered if any GWF members have medals in their collections relating to the men listed below and would let us have a photograph to include in our exhibition. I know it's a long shot but thought it worth asking.

William George Smith-Chappell Pte 328240 1st Btn Cambs Reg. Lewis Gun Section formerly Pte 1536 3rd Hunts Cycl. Btn died 29/10/1917 age 21

Albert John Smith-Chappell Pte 122988 59th Btn Machine Gun Corps formerly 21761 3rd Btn Beds Reg died 21/03/1918 age19

Henry George Sewell Pte 40818 (formerly 4175) 8th Btn Suffolk Reg. died 15/05/1917 age 33

Herbert Ward Topham Pte 560 2nd/1st Beds Yeomanry died 07/01/1916 age 34

George Childerley Gunner 1905 'A' Battery 235th Brig RFA 47th Div. died 15/08/1916 age 31

Harry King Pte 8912 1st Btn Beds Reg. 'A' Company, died 01/12/1915 age 25 age 22

Harry Cranfield L/C 681454 58th Btn. Canadian Infantry. died 26/10/1917 age 38

Martin Riseley L/C 201890 95th Btn Canadian Infantry 'D' Co. died 30/07/1916 age 38

Frank Riseley Pte 326846 1st Btn Cambs reg. died 26/09/1917

Ernest Walter Kidman Pte 47709, 7th Btn Suffolk Reg. died 26/11/1917

Arthur Kidman Pte 16782, 8th Btn Beds reg. died 19/12/1915, age 27

Harry Hayden Pte 17752 6th Beds reg. died 21/08/1916 age 20 (his picture is on the cover of the book)

Sidney George Hayden Pte 326847 1st Btn Cambs Reg died 25/03/1918 age 23

James Payne A/Cpl 16791 8th Btn Lincs Reg. died 04/10/1917 age 34

Any help much appreciated and if you are near Eltisley, Cambs on July 12th do come to our exhibition, it is part of Eltisley Village Fete and the following day, Sunday 13th we are holding a 'Tribute to our Tommies' a lively sing a long concert with popular WW1 songs and the help of The Music Hall Society, 6pm, tickets £5.Contact me.

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