1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
To : 2024 Pte. F. W. King, Ryl Sussex Regt. on all medals.
Landed in France 24/7/15.
A complicated Medal Index Card – shows service in Royal Sussex, then Labour Corps (presumably after 4.11.16 when he left France wounded) and then in Royal Flying Corps in Jan., 1918 and then RAF from 1.4.1918.
1915 Star appears to have been issued from RFC roll and BWM/Victory also cross-referenced to RAF rolls.
Copy RAF papers, which show wounded 1.7.16 and again 28.10.16 – gun shot wound to face.
No army papers found but date of landing on MIC suggested 8th Royal Sussex – and indeed, he is found in the war diary of the 8th and listed by name amongst those wounded on the 1st Day of the Somme – 1.7.16 – during the attack on Montauban, serving in “A” Company.
Then found listed by name as wounded when his battalion/company were in the Usna Valley on 28th October 1916. Ends regimental service 4.11.16 presumably as a result of these wounds and posted to Labour Corps. and later transferred to RFC and RAF.
Copy war diary entries included.
An interesting career!
Medals in about NEF condition, two on original ribbons.