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Hi gents,

here is another medal from my collection .

Its marked with:

21517 PTE. F. BUFFHAM . LINC. R.

Many thanks and best wishes

Chris

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A nice Victory Medal and would be nice to find his accompanying War Medal. Unfortunately Private Frank Buffham is shown as Killed in Action 7th July 1917 aged 25 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion in France and Flanders. His Service record does survive as part of the burnt records and can be accessed on Ancestry although a fair amount of his record is unreadable.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/306445/buffham,-frank/

 

Simon.

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Just a little to add:

Attested 11/12/15

Reserve 12/12/15

Mobilized 18/2/16

Posted to Depot, Lincs. Regt. 20/2/16

Arrived in France 28/6/16 1/Lincs. Regt.

Wounded 25/9/16 GSW to arm

He had only just come out of hospital on 28/6/17 after being transferred from 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital in Doullens to 9 CCS. He had diphtheria.

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Hi,

amazing what for informations you have for me. :)

A sad life story.

Best wishes and many thanks

Chris

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Chris,

UK Ancestry is having one of its free weekends (today till Monday) if you fancy looking up the war diaries or anything else about the men behind your Brit Victory Medals. 

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