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7538 PRIVATE THOMAS TAYLOR, 1ST./5TH. BN., THE LOYAL NORTH LANCS REGIMENT :

British War Medal, Victory Medal 1914-19 (7538 Pte. L.N.Lan.R.); Memorial Plaque (Thomas Taylor); Official Identification Disc, impressed "C.E. T.TAYLOR 7538 5.L.N.L.R." : (THOMAS TAYLOR - Served with Territorial 1st./5th. Battalion, The Loyal North Lancs Regiment, which was formed at Bolton in August 1914 as part of the North Lancs Brigade, West Lancs Division and first landed at Le Havre, France on 13 February 1915 for service on the Western Front : On 8 January 1916 the Battalion was transferred to the 166th.Brigade, in the 55th.(West Lancs) Division and was subsequently involved in the Somme Operations during the autumn of 1916 : The recipient DIED OF WOUNDS on 27 August 1916 and is buried in the Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, he was the son of the late Edwin and Betsey Taylor of Tong Moor Road, Bolton and the husband of Gertrude Taylor of 22 Southern Street, Bolton, he was 28 years of age at the date of his death : He is commemorated on the Regimental War Memorial at Bolton.) : Sold with verification confirming full medal entitlement as the pair only, copy CWGC. information and a small base metal cigarette case, 8.5cm x 6.5cm, bearing a circular enamel cartouche depicting the flags of Great Britain, Belgium, France and Russia : Original slightly grubby unused silk ribbons NEF - £275