Group of World War One medals to soldiers from the Black Country, Potteries and Staffordshire region of England.
An interesting collection of medals bought as one collection from Staffordshire, England.
Memorial PlaqueWilfred Kenneth Bassford
PS/6989 & ES/72694 Corporal Wilfred Kenneth Bassford
Date of Death 25th March 1918
Aged 22yrsDied of Wounds
1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Remembered at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Son of William I and Elizabeth Bassford, of 69 Hartshorn Street, Bilston, Staffordshire.Medal Index Card confirm entitlement to a World War One Medal pair.
British War Medal4708 Pte J A Lovatt Worc R
John Albert Lovatt also served as 241590 Pte Worcester Regiment
Born and lived in Wolverhampton.
Enlisted in Stourbridge
1st / 8th Battalion Worcester Regiment
4.8.14 Worcester. Subsequent record same as 1/7th Bn. until Sept. 1918 when returned to France arriving St. Riquier on 17.9.18 joining 75th Bde. 25th Div. 11.11.18 75th Bde. 25th Div. France; Preux, north of Landrecies.
MIC confirms that he entitled to a World War One Medal Pair.
Recorded as Killed in Action 24th April 1917, in France and Flanders. Aged 29 yrs.
Remembered with Honour at Thiepval Memorial.
Son of Mary Jane Lovatt, of 8 Clark Road, Wolverhampton, and the late J A Lovatt.
The vendor of these medals is of this family name, and he is from the Staffordshire Region.
British War Medal and Victory Medal PairNamed to: 58725 Pte T Moorcroft. S Staff R.
Medal Index Card confirms that Thomas Moorcroft served in the South Staffordshire Regiment and this is his full entitlement.
It is now to be researched and establish that Thomas Moorcroft is a descendant of the Moorcroft Pottery Family, as was stated on purchase.
First World War Medal Trio and Fire Service Long Service Medal1914 15 Star to: 10773 L Cpl G Amos Ches R
BWM to: 10773 Sjt G Amos Ches R
Victory Medal to: 10773 Sjt G Amos Ches R
B F S A: Rear of suspender stamped G A AMOS
George Amos’ Medal Index Card confirms that Lance Corporal Amos served in the Cheshire Regiment and was later promoted to Serjeant.
He entered France 20th April 1915. He is also entitled to a Silver War Badge. He is listed as being awarded Badge number 283358. He enlisted 28th August 1914 and was discharged 21st September 1916, cause given is Sickness, aged 37 yrs old and that he served overseas.
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