1914/15 trio, T.F.E.M. (EDV11) & bar award 5 Lancashire Fusiliers (possibly unique battalion clasp to TFEM)

Item type:

Product code: A7074

Item condition: G.V.F.

Our price: £320.00

Currently out of stock

Medal Description

1914/15 trio, T.F.E.M. (EDV11) & bar award

Pte./Cpl. G/ Howarth, Lanc. Fus. (5/Lanc. Fus on TFEM) (reg. no. 218 throughout)

Benjamin Howarth, b. 1881, res. Bell Lane, Bury. (one of 9 children). Enl 5/Lancs. Fus (Bury), presumably c. 1897, TFEM 1/1909, bar to TFEM August 1929. 39 T.F.E.M. listed for Edward  V11, Howarth is the only clasp listed

Mobilised for war 4/9/1914, and embarked from Southampton. 25/09/1914 Arrived in Alexandria, Egypt to defend the Suez Canal. (Howarth listed as serving from this date)
05/05/1915 Landed at Cape Helles, Gallipoli and the Division engaged in various actions including the Battle of Krithia Vineyard. 28/12/1915 Evacuated to Mudros due to severe losses from combat disease and harsh weather the division had lost two thirds of its normal establishment. 15/01/1916 Arrived in Alexandria and the Division engaged in The Battle of Romani which helped to secure the safety of the Suez Canal. Feb 1917 Moved to France and landed at Marseilles and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western Front including; Third Battle of Ypres and;
During 1918 The Battle of Bapaume, The First Battle of Arras, The Battle of the Ancre, The Battle of Albert, The Second Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Selle.

No service papers found. A fine long service group the regiment.

Share this page

R. & A. Alcock Ltd
PO Box 14 Castletown, IM99 5YY
Telephone: 01624 827664 - 07624 488458

© R. & A. Alcock Ltd 2011 | Accessibility | Privacy | Terms and Conditions | Web Design Sussex and SEO by iSOS Web Design