Great War Silver War Badge awarded to Gunner William Matcham

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Great War Silver War Badge awarded to Gunner William Matcham, 227 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery and Labour Corps Discharged 19th March 1919 with Shell Shock after an enemy aircraft…
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Great War Silver War Badge awarded to Gunner William Matcham, 227 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery and Labour Corps Discharged 19th March 1919 with Shell Shock after an enemy aircraft Dropped Bombs on His Barracks. Comprising Silver War Badge (B318152), lacking pin, otherwise very fine.

Gunner Matcham’s Papers still exist – but in the Burned Section. The Medical Registers are clearer – he was first admitted from 277th Bty RGA to the 11th Casualty Clearing Sation (at Bailleul – then Godewaersvelde), illness Not Yet Determined, aftera German Aircraft had dropped bombs on his Billet, he was sent to the 4th Stationary Hospital at St Omer on the 13th of August 1917.

The Discharge Register of the 4th Stationary Hospital shows him now serving with 227th Siege Battery RGA (presumably a clerical error – 227 for 277), now determined to be shell shock – discharged 15th of September 1917 from 4th Stationary Hospital to 12th Convalescence Camp north of Wimereux.

Sold with copy Medal Index Card, entitled to a Pair, copy Papers, copy Hospital Registers.

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Military Medals

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