A Great War Egypt 1914-1915 trio awarded to Private P.C. Blatcher, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Yeomanry, who saw service in Egypt from July 1915 to January 1916, and then saw home service variously with the 6th East Surrey Regiment, 3rd Monmouthshire

Price: £180.00

Add to Watchlist
Product ID: A1191
Condition: Good very fine
Availability: IN STOCK

Description:

A Great War Egypt 1914-1915 trio awarded to Private P.C. Blatcher, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Yeomanry, who saw service in Egypt from July 1915 to January 1916, and then saw home service variously with the 6th East Surrey Regiment, 3rd Monmouthshire Regiment, and 14th South Lancashire Regiment. 1914-15 Star named to 1812 Lance Corporal P.C. Blatcher, Herts Yeomanry. British War Medal and Victory Medal both to 1812 Private P.C. Blatcher, Herts Yeomanry. Percy Charles Blatcher was born in Wood Green, Middlesex, the son of Charles and Susannah Rose Blatcher, and baptized in the parish of Emmanuel in Paddington on 22nd July 1894. By the time of the 1911 Census he was aged 19, visiting a family in Brighton, Sussex, and working an auctioneer’s clerk. With the outbreak of the Great War, Blatcher who was living in Stanstead Abbott, then attested for service with the Territorial Force at Hertford on 3rd September 1914, joining as as Private (No.1812) the Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Appointed to Acting Lance Corporal on 1st October 1914, and to Lance Corporal on 18th March 1915, he then saw service in Egypt with the 1st/1st Battalion from 16th July 1915, and reverted to Private at his own request whilst at Abbasia on 24th July 1915. Posted home on 9th January 1916, he then transferred to the 3rd/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Yeomanry on 19th May 1916, and then transferred as a Private (No.5370) to the 2nd/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, Territorial Force on 30th November 1916, before transferring as a Private (No.291941) to the 2nd/3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment on 16th December 1916. Blatcher was then posted to the 14th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment on 22nd February 1917, and was appointed to Acting Corporal on 15th February 1918, before being transferred to the Class ‘Z’ Army Reserve on 29th March 1919. Since his return from Egypt, Blatcher had seen home service. mounted swing style as worn. (3) Good very fine