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Re: WW1 Medal belonging a local man called Foster on Ebay
Joseph died on the day that the 1/9th Battalion, DLI, attacked the Butte de Walencourt on the Albert to Bapaume Road, just beyond the village of Le Sars. He was one of 300 casualties in his unit that day. He is buried in Warlencourt Cemetery, Plot L, Row J, Grave 27. By rights, he should also have been awarded the War Medal to add to the Victory Medal on sale. It is fitting for his name to be mentioned here.
I have visited many WW1 cemeteries, including Warlencourt and I have often wondered about some of those poor lads who may never have received a single visitor in all the years they have lain in those Silent Cities, a description coined by Rudyard Kipling to describe the WW1 military cemeteries.
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