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Robert Telford WW1
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 27515
This is a gold medallion sent from Egypt from Robert Telford (my great uncle) to his mother (my great grandmother,) on his way to Gallipoli. Unfortunately he never came home.

Thanks to Kath Arkwright who put this info on a previous post.

There were three Telfords from Wigan killed at Gallipoli on 4 June 1915 and all commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
They were Private Robert Telford, Lance Corporal John Telford and Lance Corporal James G Telford. All in the 1/5th Manchester Regiment. Unfortunately their records do not appear in the surviving 'Burnt Documents'. From the medal cards, Robert and John landed on 6 May 1915, and although James G's card does not give that information it would seem safe to assume that he was with them.
Your Robert Telford age 22, was the son Of Robert and Sarah Telford of 27 Alfred Street Swinley Wigan

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