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Photo courtesy Paul Sheldon
Stephen Bollington's Medal Card shows he served in France from 2 March 1915 and was discharged 11 May 1919. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals.
The Silver War Badge records show 200498, Pte. Stephen Bollington, B/253957, enlisted 4/9/14 discharged 11/5/19 aged 25, served overseas.
Family History Notes
Stephen was in the second battalion Sherwood Foresters, wounded and captured on 1st July 1917 at Lens and used as forced labour in a German flint mine. He was repatriated with a German glass eye which he wore for the reset of his life and awarded a small war pension for the injury.
His Red Cross PoW card gives his date of birth as 14 February 1894 and states he was unwounded at Dulmen PoW Camp, Westphalia, which is in the far west of Germany.
1901: Lower Harsay, Heage
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1911: Bakers Hill, Heage
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