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VICTORY MEDAL 1914-19 : KING'S OWN (ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT) : KILLED IN ACTION 1ST. JULY 1916 :

Victory Medal 1914-19 - 10510 Private R.FALCUS, R.Lanc. R. : (RICHARD FALCUS - Entered the war in France on 15 January 1915 : On 1 July 1916 the 1st.Battalion of the King's Own were involved in the fighting covering the areas of Thiepval; Beaumont Hamel; Serre and Gommecourt and suffered very heavy casualties with ten Officers killed, and twelve wounded. Of the five hundred and seven Other Ranks who went "over the top" on that day, three hundred and eighty-seven were either killed or wounded and by the evening the Battalion survivors were back in their own trenches with nothing to show for the days work but the casualties : The recipient was among those killed in action, he has no known grave and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial : He was also awarded the 1914-15 Star and the British War Medal) : Sold with verification, CWGC. information and copy extract taken from the Battalion War Diary. Mounted on a full length of nice original silk ribbon EF - £225