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WW1 Pair & Masonic. Lieutenant A.C.Tozer. Durham Light Infantry


Four: Lieutenant A. C. Tozer, Durham Light Infantry

British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. A. C. Tozer.), mounted court-style for display; Masonic Million Memorial Fund Commemorative Jewel 1922, Grecian Lodge no. 3718 (Bro. A. C. Tozer. No. 3718), sliver; Duke of Sussex watchcase jewel 1830 (Bro. A. C. Tozer served as Steward to R. M. I. G. 1923. R. M. B. I. 1925. R. M. I. B. 1928.), hallmarked 9 carat gold band, inner band and ring (Over 7 grams) otherwise silver-gilt, both masonic jewels in cases of issue, 

Extremely fine .

Alfred Charles Tozer was born on 12 March 1878 at Waterloo, Surrey, the son of William Tozer and Hannah Tozer (nee Parsons). Tozer had served with the 1st City of London Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers but resigned in 1904. On the outbreak of the First World War Tozer was working as an assistant postman. He enlisted with the 6th (Reserve) London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Gunner on 15 December 1914. Promoted Bombardier on 1 April 1915 and Acting-Corporal on 1 May 1915, he reverted to the rank of Bombardier on 20 August 1915 at his own request.

He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry on 15 November 1915, serving with this regiment until 14 May 1917 when he was seconded for duty with the Labour Corps. Promoted Lieutenant on 1 July 1917, while on secondment. Tozer was returned to Britain on 6 July 1917 where he was pronounced to be suffering with a gastric ulcer and declared fit for Home Service only in August. He relinquished his commission on 7 June 1919 and died in Cambridge in 1959; sold with copied research including medical records, service papers and a CD containing some research.

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