WW1 BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION POW COLLINGWOOD BN 1914 STAR TRIO MEDAL GROUP

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Original WW1 British Royal Naval Division ‘Collingwood Battalion’ Prisoner of War medal group to  Able Seaman Arthur Henry Bacon.

Medals include:
1914 Star, with Mons Bar – named in impressed capitals with the following: L.6/3450. A. H. BACON, AB.R.N.V.R. COLLINGWOOD BTTN R. N. D.

British War Medal and Victory Medal – named in impressed capitals with the following: L.6-3450 A. H. BACON. A. B. R. N. V. R.

Arthur Henry Bacon was born on the 5th of December 1893 and is registered in the district of Fulham, London. His home address is listed as 11 Brookfield Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick. He enlisted into the Royal Navysometime in 1911, serving with H.M.S. Pembroke, Foresight, Blenheim, Blonde and Endeavour and was employed as the Captain’s Valet. He subsequently joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (H.Q.) on the outbreak of war 7th August 1914 and allotted to the Collingwood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division on the 22nd August 1914. The Battalion was part of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. The majority of the Collinwood Battalion was taken prisoner or wiped out due to enemy action around Antwerp in October 1914. Ordinary Seaman was reported as a Prisoner of War at Dooberitz, Germany on the 5th December 1914. Bacon was operated on for a fistula whilst in camp at Klein-Wittenberg-Am-Elbe in March 1916. He was released from his camp and repatriated back to the U.K. (Leith) on the 26th December 1918. He was transferred to the 2nd Reserve (Anson) Battalion and granted leave shortly afterwards and demobilised 31st May 1919. His post war address is listed as 114 Valetta Road, Acton Vale, London, W.1. I believe he died in 1961 in Surrey.

Additional information

Weight 0.66138678655463 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 5 cm

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