Scrapbook Page for Alfred HOWSON


WW1 - Medal Card

The medal card shows that Alfred was a Private in the Royal West Kent Regiment and served in France from the 26 Jul 1915 until he was killed in action on the 8 Nov 1916. His three medals were presumably awarded posthumously.
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Victory Medal 1914-19

This medal was awarded to those who served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war. A member Mentioned In Despatches for service during World War I wears a bronze oak leaf on the ribbon.
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British War Medal 1914-18

This silver plated medal was awarded to those who entered a theatre of war on duty, or who left places of residence and rendered approved overseas service between 5 Aug 1914 and 11 Nov 1918.
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1914-15 Star

Awarded for service on the establishment of a ship or unit in a theatre of war. A combination of the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and Victory Medal is often called a "trio", or "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred".
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WW1 Memorial Plaque

It was decided during World War One that all next of kin of service personnel who lost their lives as a result of the war would be presented with a memorial plaque and commemorative scroll from the King and country. The plaques were cast in bronze and wer
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WW1 Memorial Scroll

An example of the Memorial Scroll
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WW1 King's Letter

A 'personal' letter from the King which accompanied the Memorial Scroll and Plaque.
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