British War Medal. Spr. Albert Rawlinson 178th Tunnelling Coy. RE.
Awarded to 472105 Sapper Albert Rawlinson who served with the 178th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers seeing service in France serving in the Somme. British War Medal (472105 SPR. A. RAWLINSON. R.E.) The 178th Tunnelling Company (Mining Units), nicknamed “the Moles”. Sapper Albert Rawlinson served as part of a force of 269 sappers in the Fricourt Sector of the Somme as part of the spring offensive. The British War Medal and Victory Medal is his only medal entitlement according to the medal index card. (with copy MIC, medal roll and service papers).
Early 20th Century, WW1