1914 Trio to a Prisoner of War, Durham Light Infantry.
1914 star (5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914 bar) 10954 Pte E. Ashford. 2/Durh. L.I.; British War and Victory medals, 10954 Pte. E. Ashford. Durh. L.I.
Edgar Ashford was from Aston Manor, Birmingham served in the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.
He landed in France on the 8th September 1914, being taken Prisoner of War on the 20th October 1914 and was held at Hamelin
2nd Battalion D.L.I.
After first moving to Scotland and then to Cambridge, as the 6th Division prepared for war, the 2nd Battalion DLI, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Bernard McMahon, sailed from Southampton for France. On 20 September 1914, this Regular battalion was the first DLI battalion to see action in the First World War, losing 41 dead and almost 100 wounded at Troyon on the River Aisne. These were the first DLI casualties of the war.
Condition – EF, mounted on card for display, with a copy cap badge.