A Great War Pair Awarded to Private, Acting Corporal, Henry John Canfield 2nd/4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment who was Discharged 30”% Disabled after 3 years’ Service With the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Egypt comprising, 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (TF-3848 Pte. H.J. Canfield. R. W. Kent), very fine
Henry John Canfield joined the 4th Battalion Territorial Force Royal West Kent Regiment on the 15th of November 1915 stating that he was a member of the 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment and that he lived at Edenbridge, Kent. He was posted to the 2nd/4th Battalion serving Home 15th November 1915 to the 22nd of April 1916 when he proceeded as a reinforcement to the 2/4th on the 23rd of April 1916 after they were withdrawn from the Gallipoli Peninsula, Henry joined the Battalion in Egypt where he remained until posted Home on the 26th of September 1918, whilst on Active Service he had contracted, as many did, Dysentery. He was Demobilised on the 25th of February 1919, subsequent Medical Boards would declare him 30% disabled by this disease. He was awarded Silver War Badge No. 488977, his age on Discharge was 38. He applied for a Grant from the Military Service (Civil Liberties) Department and was indeed awarded £45 on the 12th of October 1922. The purpose of the Grant was towards a Boat and Shore repairing business! Henry Died in 1932.
Sold with copy Service Papers, Copy Pension papers and Copy SWB Roll.