Canadian Memorial Cross group, 2nd Canadian Infantry, Wounded then Killed five months later.
1914-15 Star, 8283 Sjt J. Layland 2-Can Inf; British War and Victory Medals,8283 Sjt J. Layland 2-Can Inf; Canadian Memorial Cross, 8283 Sjt J. Layland (Rank and initial on Star has been unofficially corrected to Sgt, probably by family as box rank has been amended as well) With boxes of issue for all including the memorial cross, 2 Minister of Militia & Defence condolence slips of transmission.
John Layland was killed in action when shot through the head while visiting a listening post on 30th September 1915.
His records show he was buried in an enclosure near Mud Lane, Ploegsteert Wood, but that grave was lost in subsequent fighting and he is now commemorated on the Menin Gate. With 5 copied pages of service papers and CWGC,
He was born in Chorley 5th November 1882, served in the Volunteers and Territorials 1900-12, enlisted 22nd September 1914, wounded in shoulder 27th April 1915, originally from Fossebridge
Condition – NEF