Defence & War Medals; E.M. 'Territorial' (G.VI.R. 1st type) (Pte., Som. L.I.). Two letters of naming officially corrected on latter.
With his original Service and Pay Book (see above).
Edward Thomas Critchell was born at Bridport, Dorset, on 29/4/94 and was a kennelman when he joined the Somerset L.I. (T.A.) at Bridgwater on 30/4/30.
He was discharged on 13/10/42 "permanently unfit for any form of military service" with the note "left eye removed". His conduct was "very good".
The Census of 1911 showed him as a mason's labourer living in Axminster, Devon.
He served in W.W.1. with the Welsh Regt. and Labour Corps and later with the Welch Regt. (T.F.) - entitled to B.W.M. & V.M.
He married at Bridgwater in the fourth quarter of 1949 and died at Taunton on 28/1/74.