A Great War Rifle Brigade Casualty Trio awarded to Private James Scofield, 9th (Service) Battalion, 6th Company, The Rifle Brigade, comprising 1914-15 Star, (5611 Pte. J.H. Schofield Rif. Brig.) small impressed capitals, 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (5611 Pte. J.H. Schofield. Rif.Brig.), lightly toned very fine
James Schofield enlisted into the Rifle Brigade on the 13th August 1915, aged 17 years old. He landed in France on the 11th of October 1915. He was serving with No. 6 Company of the 9th (Service) Battalion The Rifle Brigade when he was wounded by a Gun Shot Wound to the Right Groin. He was admitted to Number 2 General Hospital in July 1916 joining a Wounded Convoy on the 14th July 1916 to be brought back to England on His Majesties Hospital Ship Asturias. He had served two years in the Army, 14 months of which was spent in France. He was discharged due to wounds on the 20th January 1917, after 5 months in hospital. He was awarded Silver War Badge number 160826. He was 19 years old when discharged.
His 1914-15 Star and British War Medal were returned to the issuing office and re-issued in 1937.
Sold with copy Medal index card, copy Silver War Badge list and copy page from No. 2 General Hospital Admissions and Discharge Book.