WW1 York & Lancs Regiment Group of Three Medals.
Awarded to “12057 PTE J. R. RAMSBOTTOM Y&L R”. Comprising: 1914/15 Star, “PTE YORK & LANC R”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, “PTE Y & L R”. Mounted for display, with a quantity of research.
Private John Richard Ramsbottom was a native of Manchester born in 1889, by the time of the outbreak of the Great War he was living in Sheffield and employed as a coal miner at the Tinsley Park Colliery. Volunteering for service on the 31st August 1914, He landed in France to join the 1st Bn York & Lancs on the 7th March 1915. He was wounded and returned to the Uk in May 1915 returning to France to join the 10th Bn in June 1916. In April 1917 he was wounded for a second time returning to the UK and was discharged due to his wounds on the 22nd November 1917 and awarded the silver war badge. He was die a year later on the 7th November 1918 a victim of the flu pandemic.