1914 Group of 3, Victory Medal to Pte G Charles

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A 1914-15 Casualty Trio awarded to Pte George Charles of the 12th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) who Died of Wounds at Home on the 21st December 1917 comprising, 1914-15…
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A 1914-15 Casualty Trio awarded to Pte George Charles of the 12th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) who Died of Wounds at Home on the 21st December 1917 comprising, 1914-15 Star, (14783 Pte G. Charles.L’Pool R.); 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (14783 Pte G. Charles. L’Pool R.), lightly toned very fine.

George was wounded three times in all, 4th September 1916 wounded and stayed at duty; The Battalion attacked from Bernafy Wood the village of Guillemont, less than a month after Noel Chavasse of the 10th Liverpool won his VC in the same field. He was wounded again on the 7th October 1916 in the Battalion Attack and capture of Rainbow and Cloudy Trenches near the village of Longueval in front of Delville Wood; he was in hospital in England for 278 days.

He returned to France on the 18th July 1917 and was wounded on the 30th November 1917, the counter attack at Cambrai, he was shot through the Right thigh. They amputated his leg in France before sending him home, his leg was again re-amputated due to haemorrhaging and he died of Septicaemia.

George Charles lived and enlisted in Southport, Lancashire he landed in France on the 24th July 1915 he Died of Wounds received in France and Flanders on the 21st December 1917, he is buried in Halsall (St. Cuthbert) Churchyard, Near Southport, Lancashire Sold with copied service papers, medal index card.

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Campaign Groups and Pairs

Medal Monarch

George V

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