WW1 Victory Medal to A F Shelper 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers Wounded
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For sale is WW1 Victory Medal to Pte A F Shelper, who served with the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers and was wounded during friendly fire.This Victory medal is engraved “24039 Pte A F Shelper Lan Fus”. Unfortunately it’s missing its ribbon. Albert Frederick Shelper was born in Bristol in the county of Gloucestershire in 1894. Albert enlisted into the British army on the 10th of November 1914 aged 21 Years and 4 months years old. On enlistment his trade was a Collier (coal miner). Upon enlisted he enlisted into the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, M Coy, MGS. Albert first served at home from the 9th of November 1914 until 8th of March 1916. He then embarked and served in France from 9th of March 1916 until 5th of July 1916. He then served at home from the 6th July 1916 until 19th March 1917. On the 1st of June 1916 he was reported missing. But then returned back to duty. On the 27th August 1916, whilst serving in Belgium at Poperinge with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers Albert was injured along with 5 other men. The details can be seen below; In the war diaries titled 2nd Battalion the Lancashire fusiliers august 1916; 27th august; “Enemy Artillery, French Mortars and machine gun active. Casualties 3 killed, 6 wounded”. This suggests he was wounded by friendly fire! After this he was Then was transferred to the army reserve 20th March 1917 until 20th September 1917, where he was declared unfit for duty and discharged, following his wound in France. Albert was entitled to a ww1 victory medal, 1914-15 star, war medal and a wound badge. Wound badge number 250350. Unfortunately only the victory medal is present. 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. 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.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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