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1914 star medal group Pte J Arthur 1st Batt Prince Alberts Somersetshire Light Inf ww1 POW

Article about: Another find from the Rubbish dump ,Looks to have been a POW in WW1 Pte J Arthur 1st Batt Prince Alberts Somersetshire Light Inf 6712

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    Another find from the Rubbish dump ,Looks to have been a POW in WW1 Pte J Arthur 1st Batt Prince Alberts Somersetshire Light Inf 6712
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    that's a nice find.

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    so sad to see this in the tip and so good you saved it. A lovely mons star trio and great with the paper with it.

    Here is his mic.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    On the rubbish dump! That's just crazy, not only are they fine items of history but a brave soldiers life story that deserves more respect. Well done on "sifting" through the crap to find and save these fine pieces. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Thank you Jerry for showing his card , yes its mad what gets put in the rubbish

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    Yes, indeed a great find. I would think he would have been eligible for the Aug.-Nov. Clasp to the 14 Star.

    BobS

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    This prompted me to refer to Westlake's " British Battalions in France & Belgium 1914", under 1st/SLI.
    That battalion had approximately, and 100 "missing" during the Retreat from Mons, and the war diary of the 11th Brigade listed 36 officers and 1,153 o/r casualties from August to December, 1914, more than 100% of a full strength battalion.

    BobS

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    He was captured wounded? on 26/08/14 his pow records are here. Prisoners of the First World War | International Committee of the Red Cross - Details about the person

    You have to follow each letter/number listed to get a page of his pow records. I have posted the cover page for his records and the first entry.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    As regards his clasp, he would have been eligible but from his mic never applied for it which in most cases had to be done.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    As regards his clasp, he would have been eligible but from his mic never applied for it which in most cases had to be done.
    Entered France on August 21st, and captured 5 days later! Well, his chances of survival through the course of the war would have been very low, otherwise.

    BobS

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