Original World War One Victory Medal, Pte Marie, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Killed in Action

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An original Victory Medal, length of replacement ribbon, correctly named to;

5-4248 PTE. F. MARIE. K. R. RIF. C.

Frederick Marie was entitled to a 15 Star trio having arrived in France on 23 November 1914. Soldier's Died confirms he was killed in action on 24 December 1914, whilst serving with the 1st Battalion. Frederick has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

This date found the 1st in the line near Cuinchy in the Pas-de-Calais, where they had relieved a Battalion of the Connaught Rangers. Interestingly there are 3 Riflemen recorded as killed on the 24th, but all from sniping, so quite why Frederick has no known grave is uncertain, as this would usually occur if bodies were left in No-Mans Land during an attack or from heavy artillery fire.