A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs Regt. KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers














A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, ”CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio,
Complete With Plaque & Scroll.


To. 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffordshire Regt.

“Took Part in The 1914 Christmas Truce at Fleurbaix”

KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. Age 28.

With full original attestation papers & rolls.

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers






[THE MEDALS]
1914 Star (Officially Impressed)
7743. L/Cpl A.J. ADDEN,
1/N Staff: R.


(“D for L” Spelling Error, Confirmed as ADDEN on first M.I.C.)

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers PAIR: (Officially Impressed)
7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN,
1st N. STAFF. R.




[BIOGRAPHY] 1887-1915-
Arthur John Alden was born in Cossey, Norfolk in 1887 and initially joined the 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regt at Norwich on 6th May 1904 at age 17y 7m as Pte 5250. He had previously worked as a farm labourer for G.W. Harrison of Wrentham, Wangford, Suffolk.

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers He subsequently re-enlisted into 1st Bn North Staffordshire Regt for service in the Great War with an early arrival in France on 10th September 1914.

He & his unit took part in the famous “Christmas Truce” on 25th December 1914 at Fleurbaix.

1st Battalion The 1st Battalion went to France in September 1914 as part of 17th Brigade in 6th Division. It took part in the First Battle of Ypres being based in the Armentières sector on the southern flank of the battle. In December 1914 it was in trenches in the Rue-du-Bois area (near Fleurbaix), and participated in the Christmas truce, where British and German soldiers fraternised in no man's land. A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers

The body of Arthur Alden was lost without trace on the battlefield and he has no known grave. He is commemorated with eternal honour on the Ploegsteert Memorial along with 11,000 other fellow soldiers without a known resting place.

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers LEST WE FORGET THE PRICE OF OUR FREEDOM.


IF YOU COLLECT ONLY THE VERY BEST......THIS IS IT !

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers













Very Seldom Do We See Such a Pristine & Complete 1914 Star & Bar Grouping. This assembly is as “fresh” as the day it arrived with the Alden family in about 1920.

A Condition Consensus Specimen Group & 0.00001% Miracle Survivor in this original state.


£895

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs  Regt.  KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffs Regt. KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers
£895

A TRULY RARE, OUTSTANDING, MINT & COMPLETE, “CHRISTMAS TRUCE” 1914 Star & Bar, Casualty Trio, Plaque & Scroll. To: 7743. L/Cpl A.J. ALDEN, 1st North Staffordshire Regt. KILLED IN ACTION 9th APRIL 1915. With early papers