G.S.M. 1918-62 one clasp 'Palestine' (Rfmn.); 1939-45 Star, Africa Star; Defence & War Medals.
With the original box of issue, addressed to him at 25 Northbourne Road, Eastbourne, Sussex; and a cased bronze medallion of the Royal Life Saving Society, engraved 'P. Leftwich, Oct. 1934'.
The service number confirms enlistment in the Rifle Brigade.
The 2nd Bn. served in Egypt from 1940 as a motor battalion in the 7th Armoured Division (The 'Desert Rats'); at Beda Fomm the battalion was the only British infantry in the battle and it took 15,000 prisoners for the loss of three killed and four wounded. However in the German counter-offensive of March 1941 the unit had over 300 casualties.
Percy Norman Leftwich was born in Edmonton, London, in the fourth quarter of 1914; he died at Sheppey, Kent, in 1978.
The G.S.M. is verified for service with the 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade.