Queens South Africa Medal. Gleed. Coldstream Guards. Lambeth.

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Correctly named 8778 Pte AV Gleed Cldstm Gds

Albert Victor Gleed was born in 1874 in Lambeth and enlisted into the Coldstream Guards in 1891. The clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State and South Africa 1901 are confirmed on the rolls. It is noted that upon enlistment he was a ships fireman.

Albert is seen to be a Park Policeman in 1914 working for London County Parks. He is living at 31 Bessboro Place in Westminster. We see he married Fanny Matthews in 1898.

He re-enlists at the outbreak of WW1 and is sent straight to France. He keeps his previous service number and is seen to be with the 3rd Battalion.

He is entitled to a 14 Star Trio and given the dates we know he was in France, he saw action early having arrived in France in October 1914.

He was only 2 months overseas before being discharged with chronic gastritis. He was awarded a Silver War Badge numbered 135326.

Albert died in 1928.

 

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