Bryan Spice Posted 11 June , 2008 Share Posted 11 June , 2008 Could this be an error or anomaly re a Soldier who got the Victory and British War Medals and served in France but did not (per his Medal Card) get the 1914-15 Star. The following from his Medal card and Army Pension Record John Layfield 79054 - Royal Garrison Artillery - Gunner 17965 - Army Pay Corp Reported for duty May 1916 in Dover. Mobilised and posted 19 May 1916. 24 May 1916 a "Gunner" in 135 Siege Battery RGA. Embarked from Folkestone on 19 August 1916 and disembarked the same day at Boulogne. Service in France only lasted from 19 August 1916 to 7 November 1916 because on 7 November 1916 he slipped into a trench and sustained a fracture of right tibia and fibula. Invalided to England from Rouen on 11 November 1916 aboard Hospital Ship "Aberdonian". Listed at Depot 2 (Gosport, Hampshire) on 12 November 1916. Admitted St. Luke War Hospital in Bradford, Yorkshire on 14 November 1916. Leg had to be re-set and was not discharged from the hospital until 11 April 1917. There followed a period of convalescence before listed at 10 Command in Ripon, Yorkshire on 26 April 1917. Posted 14 June 1917 to 1 Reserve Brigade Siege (Shoreham, Kent) / 4 Reserve Battery TF (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire). Due to his injury transferred to the Army Pay Corp on 11 December 1917 . Examined in Nottingham 6 February 1919 to determine his physical condition and eligibility and extent of his pension. He was discharged 12 March 1919 Medal_Card___John_Layfield.doc Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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