A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King's Royal Rifle Corps. KILLED IN ACTION 25th September 1915. From Ladywood, Birmingham.

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A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King











A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION"
(FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque.

To:
Y-770. Rflmn G.F.WADSWORTH 2/King's Royal Rifle Corps.
KILLED IN ACTION 25th September 1915.
From Ladywood Birmingham.

A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King [BIOGRAPHY]
George Frederick WADSWORTH was born in 1897 in Ladywood Birmingham. He was the youngest son of Emily & the late George Wadsworth of 52, Alexandra St, Ladywood. George enlisted in Birmingham at age 17 as a Special Reservist (Y-770) on 1st September 1914.
He landed in France on 26th January 1915.

His service lasted eight months less one day as he was
KILLED IN ACTION on 25th SEPTEMBER 1915
(During the bitter fighting on 1st DAY of THE BATTLE OF LOOS)
(This was at Hulluch & he was just 18)

[THE VICTORIA CROSS ACTION 25th SEPTEMBER 1915]
Fighting right along side him with 2/KRRC was the young Pte George Peachment, also aged 18, who was to become the youngest army recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Great War.

A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King R/11941 RIFLEMAN GEORGE PEACHMENT V.C.
2nd Btn. King's Royal Rifle Corps.

KILLED IN ACTION.
25th SEPTEMBER 1915
Age 18

Both George Wadsworth & George Peachment have no known graves and are Commemorated on the Loos Memorial.



VICTORIA CROSS
The London Gazette, 18th November 1915.

"For most conspicuous bravery near Hulluch on 25th Sept., 1915. During very heavy fighting, when our front line was compelled to retire in order to re-organise, Pte. Peachment, seeing his Company Commander, Captain Dubs, lying wounded, crawled to assist him. The enemy's fire was intense, but, though there was a shell hole quite close, in which a few men had taken cover, Pte. Peachment never thought of saving himself. He knelt in the open by his Officer and tried to help him, but while doing this he was first wounded by a bomb and a minute later mortally wounded by a rifle bullet. He was one of the youngest men in his battalion and gave this splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice."

A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King













An Outstanding & Rare "VICTORIA CROSS" action group to a fellow 1st DAY BATTLE OF LOOS casualty.

With copy research papers & MIC. With original card plaque folder & Buckingham Palace Royal letter.
Medals EF with original ribbons.

£795

A FINE

A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King's Royal Rifle Corps. KILLED IN ACTION 25th September 1915. From Ladywood, Birmingham.
£795

A FINE "VICTORIA CROSS ACTION" (FIRST DAY, BATTLE OF LOOS) 1914-15 Star Trio & Plaque. To: Rflmn G.F. WADSWORTH 2/King's Royal Rifle Corps. KILLED IN ACTION 25th September 1915. From Ladywood, Birmingham.