Mediterranean Medal (5464 Corpl. West.Yorks), I.G.S. N.W.F. 1908 (7556 L.Cpl. 1st. W. Yorks.)
Roll confirms Mediterranean as serving 3rd Militia Btn. prior to enlisting in the Regulars. Also served WW1 from Sept. 1914 as Sergeant, 1/West Yorks.
He was taken prisoner of war. He is listed in German POW camp Niedwezwehren, 21 January, 1915 along with a sizeable number of the battalion. He died as a POW 26/4/1915.
The 21/1/1915 date I would presume is a date of being held at Niedwezwehren with 21 names of the battalion on the same day. The battalion. The battalions main actions prior to this were Aisne, Sept. 1914 and Armentieres, Oct. 1914 and either seems most likely.
Mounted as originally worn. Nicely dark toned. A lovely and totally original pair. An uncommon combination.
(Please : no silver dipping and remounting on new ribbon !