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4394: Rfn. Josiah Pickering (Christmas Box, medals, identity discs and documentation).

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posted on 2024-01-15, 08:59 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Josiah Pickering was born and lived in Stourport-on-Severn where, before the war, he worked in the local tin plate manufacturing industry.

He began his military service in November 1914, but was gassed and initially sent home.

He later served as a cook, a mess waiter and finally as an officer's batman until he left the Army in January 1919.

After the war, he became the landlord of the Rock Tavern in Stourport.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Sandra Powell

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Rifleman Josiah Pickering, S/6445, 2nd Rifle Brigade.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1919

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

France and Flanders.

Object(s)

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory medals, identity discs, Certificate of Employment during the war, photographs.

Community Collection Day

Stourport Library, Stourport-on-Severn (10/11/18)

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