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Good Early 1914 Casualty group – 2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.


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Good Early 1914 Casualty group – Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

Queens South Africa, clasps, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902, 2806, Pte W. Lewis. K.R.R.C.; 1914 Star and bar, 2806 Pte W. Lewis 2/K. R. Rif. C.; British War and Victory Medals, 2806 Pte W.E. Lewis. K. R. Rif. C.

William Edward Lewis was born in Stockport and was “accepted as dead” on the 14th September 1914, which implies his body was never found.

He is commemorated at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre memorial

Lewis previously had served in the Boer war in the 4th Battalion K.R.R.C. and is noted as being invalided to Engand on the medal roll

He landed at Le Havre on the 22nd August 1914 serving in the 2nd Battalion K.R.R.C. as part of the 2nd Brigade 1st Division.

The Battalion were involved in an intense action on the 14th of September when they lost all but three officers and 500 men, please see the diary of Sgt Anderson which gives a very detailed account of the Battalions movements and actions during the war.

Condition – EF except QSA which is NEF due to a couple of edge knocks.