Re­minders of un­cle’s WWI ser­vice

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS - Carol Billing­ham Wol­las­ton Stour­bridge

MY Un­cle Phil – Gun­ner Philip Fletcher, 87702, Royal Field Ar­tillery – served in the First World War.

I am en­clos­ing a pho­to­graph of his orig­i­nal war cam­paign medals, his sil­ver “ser­vices ren­dered” badge and his wrist­band, by which he was recog­nised when he was dug out of the mud and shrap­nel in “no-man’s land.”

I also have a photo of my Un­cle Phil and his wife, Aunty May, taken in 1931. Un­for­tu­nately, I can­not find the one I had of him in uni­form.

The other photo is of his “scroll” signed by King Ge­orge V, say­ing he was hon­ourably dis­charged on 26th July 1917.

Philip Fletcher’s WWI medals, ID tag and Sil­ver Badge

Philip Fletcher in civil­ian life with his wife May

Philip Fletcher’s honourable dis­charge cer­tifi­cate

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