WW1Framed Pair And Plaque (Pte. Westran, R.S.F. KIA 1/7/1916)
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First World War framed casualty group with photo of the recipient. British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque awarded to 20276 Pte. Alfred Westran, 2nd. Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme. Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, a knife grinder by trade. Westran joined the Army in October 1915, serving with the 3rd. Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. When posted with the BEF he joined the 2nd. Battalion R.S.F. in 1916. During the first day of the battle of the Somme (01/07/1916) Alfred Westran was Killed in action, aged 24 years. Remembered with honour, Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France. Mounted in a period oak frame with a pre war photo of Alfred Westran, sadly there is a crack in one corner of the glass (easily replaced). Comes with copy of service papers and casualty details etc. frame approx 42 x 37cm.
8-9 Dans Castle, Tow Law, County Durham, DL13 4AY