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4405: Pte Percy Birch (Silver War Badge and certificate, letter, poem, prayer)

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

Percy Birch lived at 25, Manor Road in Stourport-on-Severn on the outbreak of the First World War.

He joined the 1/7th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment and saw action at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and later at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 where he was wounded and honourably discharged from the Army in March 1918.

He was awarded a Silver War Badge and certificate along with the 1914/15 Star and British War and Victory medals.

The letter/poem/prayer was sent to Percy by his brother-in-law, a priest living in Wales.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Malcolm Oakley.

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

Private Percy Birch, 200277, 1/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment.

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

1915-1918

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

Somme, France and Passchendaele, Belgium.

Object(s)

Silver War Badge and certificate, letter/poem/prayer.

Community Collection Day

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

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