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  • Wakelin's Military Medal
Person Details
12 Jan 1886
20 May 1930
44
18526
Gunner
  • MM MM Military Medal
Royal Garrison Artillery
He enlisted 4/10/1914 and served with the Royal Garrison Artillery (18526) firstly with 111th Heavy Bty, later transferring to 23rd Heavy Bty equipped with BL 60 pound (5 inch) Field Gun. He arrived in France 15/9/1915. His grandson James Phillipson notes 'Unfortunately he inhaled the gas from a German chemical shell and was treated on 30 September 1917 and returned back to duty on 1 October 1917. The substance in the shell eventually damaged his lungs, which meant he could no longer serve and had to leave the Army and returned home. He continued to suffer with his breathing and a lot of pain until his death. He was awarded the Military Medal for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire in the Birthday Honours List 1919.' Buried 24 May 1930, Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nottingham, Grave No K26*21 He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, The British War Medal and The British Victory Medal.
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  • Wakelin's Military Medal
    Courtesy of James Phillipson - Wakelin's Military Medal