1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals
Mentioned in Despatches
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 54 and 56 Belgium
St Laurence Church Memorial, Wormley Not on the Broxbourne memorials
Born in 1895 at Roydon, Essex, son of George and Eliza Rand (later living at 1 Lea Vale, Wormley, Broxbourne, Herts). 1911 Census: living with family at Galley Hill, Waltham Abbey, Herts and working as a nurseryman's labourer.
Enlisted in Hoddesdon, Herts. Left from Southampton on 23 January 1915. Suffered a shell wound to the right eye on 21 March 1915 and sent to 4th Field Hospital. Re-joined the battalion on 1 April 1915. Promoted to Lance Corporal in May and Sergeant the following April 1916. Mentioned in Despatches 9 April 1917.
Also listed as a Private with Reg. No. 2123 – probably his original number before the Territorial forces were re-munbered. War gratuity of £17 awarded to mother Eliza.