WW1 BRITISH ARMY MEDAL TRIO KIA GROUP POLLITT LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS GALLIPOLI
Display court mounted WW1 British medal trio group to Thomas Pollitt, who was killed in Action during the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War.
*1915 Star named in impressed capitals: 2226 PTE. T. POLLITT. LAN. FUS.
*British War Medal and Victory Medal named in impressed capitals: 2226 PTE. T. POLLITT. LAN. FUS.
2226 Private Thomas Pollitt enlisted Bury. Allotted to the 1/5 Battalion, (Territorial Forces). M.I.C. shows Gallipoli/Dardanelles service from 25th September 1914 (possible date typo). The 1/5th Bn was part of the125th Brigade, 42nd (East Lancashire) Division T/F. Landed at Gallipoli 5th May 1915.
Died 7th August 1915, most likely during the breakout from Helles - Battle of Krithia Vineyard, aged 28. Pollitt has no known grave, but is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
He was the son of Thomas Henry and Alice Pollitt.
Battle of Krithia Vineyard
The Battle of Krithia Vineyard was fought during the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. It was originally intended as a minor British action at Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula to divert attention from the imminent launch of the August Offensive, but instead, the British commander, Brigadier General H.E. Street, mounted a futile and bloody series of attacks that in the end gained a small patch of ground known as "The Vineyard".
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