A Great War Rifle Brigade Casualty Trio awarded to Private George Shirton who served with the 7th and 9th (Service) Battalion’s The Rifle Brigade and who had his left foot amputated after a wound to his foot comprising 1914-15 Star, (S-6633 Pte G. Shirton. Rif. Brig:), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (S-6633 Pte. G. Shirton. Rif. Brig.), edge knocks British War Medal otherwise lightly toned very fine.
Private George Shirton landed in France on the 13th July 1915 he served with the 7th and 9th Battalions and was discharged on the 27th February 1919 after a Syme Amputation of his left foot. A Syme Amputation is an amputation through the ankle joint where the foot is removed but the heel is saved.
His injury was classified as 100% due to militarily service. He was 32 years old and resided at 22, Parklett Street, Bury.
Sold with copied Medal Index Card, 1914-15 and British War and Victory Medals rolls and copied pension information.