An Incredible & most desirable Aberdonian 'Jock's' Great War 'Casualty & Repatriated Prisoner of War' campaign medal group of 3: Private Peter Allan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders An Incredible & most desirable Aberdonian 'Jock's' Great War 'Casualty & Repatriated Prisoner of War' campaign medal group of 3: Private Peter Allan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders An Incredible & most desirable Aberdonian 'Jock's' Great War 'Casualty & Repatriated Prisoner of War' campaign medal group of 3: Private Peter Allan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders An Incredible & most desirable Aberdonian 'Jock's' Great War 'Casualty & Repatriated Prisoner of War' campaign medal group of 3: Private Peter Allan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders An Incredible & most desirable Aberdonian 'Jock's' Great War 'Casualty & Repatriated Prisoner of War' campaign medal group of 3: Private Peter Allan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders

An Incredible & most desirable Aberdonian 'Jock's' Great War 'Casualty & Repatriated Prisoner of War' campaign medal group of 3: Private Peter Allan, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders

- 1914 Star. No clasp (10503 Pte. P. Allan. 2/ Gord: Highrs)
- British War Medal. Silver issue (10503 Pte. P. Allan. Gordons.)
- Interallied Victory Medal (10503 Pte. P. Allan. Gordons.)

Wounded-in-Action: Private Peter Allan is confirmed being 'Wounded-in-Action' by 'Gunshot & Shrapnel Wounds', or GSW, to right leg in France on, 24 September 1915

Lingering ordeal 5 days & 4 nights in 'No Man's Land': Peter is confirmed having been left on the 'Field of Fire' - in the killing and dying zone, of 'No Man's Land' - for five days and four nights prior to his capture at Vermelles, France, on, 29 September 1915 (Prisoner of War Reports refer). With only the dead and dying and crawling vermin for company, Peter's four night's of lingering & suffering in 'No Man's Land', would have been an exceptionally horrendous ordeal, when compared against the 'usual' grim realities of front-line service on the Western Front during the Great War

Prisoner of War: Private Allan, is confirmed captured by the enemy on 29 September 1915, at Vermelles, France. He was transported to Valenciennes, and while most of the care and medical treatment he received from the enemy was good, sadly for Peter, on 2 October 1915, his right leg was amputated (while under chloroform) by a German Surgeon. On 31 October 1915, he was transported from Valenciennes, on a whole day journey to a prisoner of war camp located at Coblenz, Germany. Due to the debilitating nature of Peter's wounds he was selected for 'Repatriation', and on 1 December 1915 left Coblenz, Germany, for Aachen, Netherlands for 'exchange of repatriated prisoners'. Interestingly just prior to leaving Coblentz, Peter was issued with a 'Good Belgian Uniform'

Medals Verification: The Great War campaign medals all verified as issued per the respective medal rolls of the Gordon Highlanders:

- 1914 Star. No clasp: Reference WO 329/2475 (entered theatre of war 'France' 7 October 1914)
- British War Medal. Silver issue: Reference WO 329/1655
- Interallied Victory Medal: Reference WO 329/1655

In addition to the medals, Peter Allan was also awarded a Silver War Badge (No 160184) reference WO 329/3060. The Silver War Badge roll showing that Peter Allan - a pre 1914 regular soldier - had first enlisted in the British Army on, 14 November 1911, and had taken his final discharge from the British Army, on, 18 November 1916, due to the debilitating nature of the wounds that he had received while serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France & Flanders

Peter Allan was a native of Aberdeen Scotland, and after his repatriation in December 1915, Peter returned to his home-town, where he resided at, No 11 Mounthooly, Aberdeen

Sold together with some hard-copy photocopied research

Condition: GVF

Code: 22632

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