INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895-1902, 2 CLASPS, PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98, TIRAH 1897- 98 ‘4045 PTE. C. GREEN 1ST. BN., DORSET REGT.’, 1914-15 STAR ‘16266 PTE. C. GREEN. NORTH’N R.’, BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS ‘16266 PTE. C. GREEN. NORTH’N R.’ SILVER WAR BADGE, REVERSE OFFICIALLY NUMBERED 117262 AND UNIFORM BUTTON HIT BY BULLET
Charles Green attested for the Northamptonshire Regiment in 1892, but transferred to the Dorset Regiment the following year and served with the 1st Battalion in India, being wounded by gun shot wound to the left thigh during the Tirah Expedition at the disastrous action of Saran Sar, 9 November 1897.
Green was discharged in 1910, after 18 years’ service, but following the outbreak of the Great War reenlisted into the Northamptonshire Regiment in August 1914, and served with them during the Great War on the Western Front. He was discharged due to sickness on 23 August 1916, and was awarded a Silver War Badge.
Along with the group is the reverse of a button that has been struck by a bullet (front will have come off on impact). Its unknown whether this was from when he was wounded in 1897 or a close save in WW1. Button is by Smith Limited Birmingham who produced military buttons during the Victorian period and later. It may be possible to work out the period of this one from the way the name is, ie I’ve seen some with ‘LTD’ rather than ‘LIMITED’.
Condition, generally VF, mounted as worn; Silver War Badge lacking pin and bullet struck button. With copy casualty confirmation from London Gazette, discharge, pension. MIC etc on CD.