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For sale is a WW1 British Victory Medal To 128091 GNR E B Day Royal Artillery.
This ww1 Victory medal that is engraved with the following; “128091 GNR. E. B. Day R.A”. This medal comes with an original ww1 victory medal ribbon to.
Edward Bryce Day, was born in 1887, in Gloucestershire. His religious believes were the Church of England. He was married to Edith Day and they lived together at Hill House, Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Also Edward’s height was 5ft 8 1/2 inches, and his chest size was 36 inches in diameter.
Edward Bryce Day, travelled down to Gosport on the 10th December 1915 aged 28 years and 10 months old. Edward joins the 47th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery at the rank of Gnr, his service number is 126091.
Edward Bryce Day was awarded the ww1 Victory medal and the ww1 British was medal. Unfortunately the only medal that we have that is present here is the ww1 victory medal with the original ribbon.
Edward Bryce Day is discharged in the 2nd of February 1919, approximately 3 years, 1 month, 23 days with the 47th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Edward Bryce Day lived a long and happy life with his wife Edith, and sadly Edward died in the 1st June 1963, at a good old age of 76 years, 5 months old.
Below is a little bit of history on the 47th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery to help you get a better understanding of some of the places and battles Edward would have visited during his wartime service:
47th Siege Battery was a heavy howitzer unit of Britain's Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) in World War I, formed at Portsmouth with a nucleus of Territorial Force coastal gunners from Hampshire. It served in the Ypres Salient, on the Somme and at Vimy Ridge , before taking part in the Third Battle of Ypres. It then fought against the German Spring Offensive and participated in the final Allied Hundred Days Offensive. The battery was absorbed into the Regular Army after the war.
47th Siege Bty embarked from Southampton on 26 November under the command of Major Robert Daubuz (who had been stationed on Gibraltar on the outbreak of war). It was equipped with four 8-inch howitzers and accompanied by its Army Service Corps mechanical transport (MT) section (2nd Section, No 593 MT Company of 33rd Bde). The battery disembarked at Boulogne on 27 November and marched across France to Belgium (delayed when one of the howitzers became ditched), arriving on 7 December at Vlamertinghe in the Ypres Salient.
Accompanying this medal is 8 scans of his service records. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. There is still plenty of research to be done on this medal!
These will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Seller reference number J16
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