The medal has the correct impressed naming as follows to. John Middleton was a Territorial Soldier, service number 3291 and he served with 2/1 West Riding Field Company, Royal Engineers. Before the Great War the Company was raised in Sheffield as part of the Territorial Force, then they were mobilised on 4 August 1914 and first entered Theatre of War in France in the Spring of 1915.They were initially attached to the 39th Division, however, in February 1917 they were re-designated 460 West Riding Field Company T. And were attached to the 62nd Division, with Mr Middleton's service number changing to 480409. On 9 July 1917 the London Gazette announced that John was to be awarded the Military Medal for his Gallantry in the Field. This was most likely earned at Bullecourt, where his company were based from May 1917 shortly after their re-designation to 460 West Riding Field Coy, and soon-after he was promoted to 2nd Corporal. His Medal Index Card confirms he is also entitled to a BWM and VM Pair for his service (these are missing).
John survived the war and doing a quick search on Ancestry we found a John Middleton who could well be a candidate. He's 35 in the 1911 Census and originally came from York working on Locomotives, then later became an Engine Driver and moves to Pickering with his wife Ada, where he is still living and noted as an Engine Driver in the 1939 National Register. There are other candidates so c ertainly more research required and possible.The documents supplied include a copy of Mr Middleton's Medal Index card, a copy of the British War Medal and Victory Medal Roll, plus a copy of his Military Medal Index Card and his entry in the London Gazette on 9 July 1917. The medal is in good VF condition with an attractive light toning and comes with the correct ribbon attached. The item "WWI MILITARY MEDAL TO 1/2 WEST RIDING FIELD COY, ROYAL ENGINEERS" is in sale since Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "santlache_sales" and is located in Buckinghamshire.
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