WW1 Death Plaque To James Gilman 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
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For sale is a WW1 Death Plaque & To James Gilman 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. This death plaque comes with its card envelope and 12 pages of research. The death plaque has two holes drilled in at the top and bottom which was most likely done so that it could be mounted.James Gilman’s service number was 2154, rank of private, and served with the 1st battalion Coldstream guards. James was entitled to the war medal and victory medal, unfortunately these are not present. Sadly on the 30th of September 1918, James was killed in action aged 28 years old. James was killed at the Battle of the Canal du Nord. 1st Battalion cold stream guards were stationed at the Battle of the Canal du Nord that took place from the 27th September to the 1st of October 1918. More about the battle can be seen below; The Battle of Canal du Nord was part of the Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War by the Allies against German positions on the Western Front. The battle took place in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, along an incomplete portion of the Canal du Nord and on the outskirts of Cambrai between 27 September and 1 October 1918. To prevent the Germans from sending reinforcements against one attack, the assault along the Canal du Nord was part of a sequence of Allied attacks at along the Western Front. The attack began the day after the Meuse-Argonne Offensive commenced, a day before an offensive in Belgian Flanders and two days before the Battle of St. Quentin Canal. The attack took place along the boundary between the British First Army and Third Army, which were to continue the advance started with the Battle of the Drocourt-Quéant Line, Battle of Havrincourt and Battle of Epehy. The First Army was to lead the crossing of the Canal du Nord and secure the northern flank of the British Third Army as both armies advanced towards Cambrai. The Third Army was also to capture the Escaut (Scheldt) Canal, to support the Fourth Army during the Battle of St. Quentin Canal. James was the Husband of Florence Gilman, where they both lived with their children at 19, Queen St., Leek, Staffs. His war grave reads; “THO LOST FROM SIGHT TO MEMORY DEAR” James was buried and Remembered with Honour at GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY In France. Accompanying this medal is 12 scans of his service records. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. These will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
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