A Great War Pair awarded to Private (Lance Corporal) Betram Balk, “D” Coy 1/25th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment comprising 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (1648 Pte. B.W. Balk. 25- Lond. R.), lightly toned very fine
Bertram Wagener Balk was the son of Charles Godfrey Balk (himself born in Suffolk to German immigrant parents, his father was a mechanical engineer from Hamburg and Mother from Hannover, maiden name Wagener which is Bertram’s middle name). He joined the 1/25th Battalion The London Regiment on the 31st of August 1914a Civil Servant by profession. He Served Home 31st August 1914 to the 3rd February 1916 when he sailed for Bombay, he was part of the Waziristan Field Force and it was whilst serving with this Unit he contracted, in 1917, Malaria. His Service Papers include three pages of Malaria Case Sheets and Betram is truly smitten by this disease. He embarked for the UK on the 8th of November 1919. His Medical Records State 10% disabled by Malaria.
Bertram died on the 1st of May 1976
Sold with Copy Medal Index Card confirming a Pair and copied Service and Malaria papers.