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British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (SD-3564 Pte. R.Suss.R.) : (THOMAS EATON - Was born at Brighton, Sussex around 1899 and resided with his aunt, Annie Eve at 13 Carlton Row, Brighton : He joined the 12th.Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment which had been raised at Bexhill in November 1914 : The three Southdown Battalions disembarked at Harvre on 5 March 1916 as part of 116th.Brigade and were involved in trench action in the Cuinchy and Richebourg sectors, including the fateful diversionary 'Boars Head' attack on 30 June 1916 : The Battalions also suffered heavy casualties at the Battle of Pozieres, on 3 September, during the Somme Offensive, and on the Schwaben Redoubt in November 1916 : The Battalions remained in the Ypres Salient from December 1916 until January 1918, participating in the battles of Pilckem; Menin Road; Polygon Wood and Passchendaele : In February 1918 the reduced availability of infantry drafts and the reorganisation of Brigade strength from four to three Battalions led to the disbanding of the 12th.Battalion and men were sent to surviving Battalions of the Regiment :The recipient was transferred to 2nd.Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment and renumbered as G/6325 : The 11th. and 13th. Battalions practically ceased to exist soon after the German Spring Offensive of 21 March 1918.) : Sold with verification; copy Census information and related research : Medals extensively polished, in particular the reverse of the Victory Medal, but the naming remains perfectly clear Scarce Fair/Fine - £95