WW1 King’s Royal Rifle Corps Medals & Badges

WW1 King’s Royal Rifle Corps Medals & Badges

Code: 19874


WW1 King’s Royal Rifle Corps Medals & Badges

A scarce near complete group of medals, silver war badge, dog tags etc of Private John William Mathers, wounded on two occasions before discharge with the award of the Silver War Badge
1914/15 Star “R-9029 PTE J.W MATHERS K.R.RIF.C.”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, “R-9029 PTE K.R.RIF.C.”.  Retaining original silk ribbons, these have been mounted incorrect but remain as originally worn by Pte Mathers

Silver War Badge. Reverse with pin and stamped 380282 (number confirmed)

Pair of ID Dog Tags as worn original string “R9029 J MATHERS CE KRR”

Brass uniform wound badge with backing plate and split pin

Lance Corporal Chevron.

Private John William Mathers enlisted in January 1915. He landed in France on the 15th July 1915
He was first listed as wounded on the 17th June 1916 and whilst serving with the 11th Bn on the 8th April 1917 was again wounded and he was admitted into a field hospital with Gunshot wound, right, leg fractured tibia. He was later transferred to the Hospital ship Lanfranc. He was discharged on the 20th July 1918 with the award of the silver war badge