WW1. Silver War Badge. Manchester Regiment. Gallipoli and Somme.
Badge number SA 789 issued to James A Porter of the 11th service battalion, Manchester regiment, who was discharged on 7/8/1916 as no longer fit for active service due to gunshot wounds. He is entitled to a 1915 star trio.
11th (Service) Battalion
Aug 1914 Formed at Ashton-under-Lyne as part of the First New Army (K1), then moved to Grantham and joined the 34th Brigade of the 11th Division.
April 1915 Moved to Witley.
30.06.1915 Embarked for Mudros, Greece and then Imbros, Turkey from Liverpool.
06.08.1915 Landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli where the Division was involved in action against the Turks at The Battle of Scimitar Hill and attack on Hill 60.
Dec 1915 Due to the heavy losses the Division was evacuated to Imbros and then moved to Egypt to help defend the Suez Canal.
July 1916 Moved to France where the Division was involved in actions on the Western Front including;
The capture of the Wundt-Werk, The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Thiepval.