WW1 British War Medal (18462 Pte. Liddle, E. Yorks. D.O.W. Somme)


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WW1 British War Medal awarded to 18462 Pte. Arthur Liddle, 1st, Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly served with the Green Howards. Born in Coundon, County Durham, enlisted in Bishop Auckland in 1915. His service papers list him as a qualified bomb thrower. In the early hours of 1st. July 1916 the 1st. Battalion East Yorks moved up the line to the front where an Officer was killed and several men were wounded in the communications trenches. Later the men of Pte. Liddles Battalion crossed no mans land attacking the German positions as the battle of the Somme began. Liddle suffered a gun shot wound to the abdomen during the first day of the battle. He sadly died the following day from his wounds. Remembered with honour, St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. Medal comes on original ribbon with copy of service papers and casualty details.




8-9 Dans Castle, Tow Law, County Durham, DL13 4AY