GALLANTRY MEDALS, ORDERS & DECORATIONS
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Sergeant Francis Albert Westlake
5th King's own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Military Medal (GV)   240043 SJT: F.A. WESTLAKE. 5/YORKS:L.I.      SOLD
Francis Albert Westlake was born 1887 in Bradford and in 1911 was a coalminer living in Barnbrough, near Doncaster.
He went to France 13 April 1915. His Military Medal was gazetted 11 December 1918 for action near Reims during the second Battle of the Marne in July 1918.
This was the last German offensive of the war, which was beaten back. He was discahrged at the end of the war.
In 1932 he was one of six local "Heroes of the war" to be presented an illuminated scroll from the Yorkshire Mineworkers Association.
He died in Conisboro 4 May 1935.
His photograph, in uniform and wearing the MM ribbon, can be found on ancestry.co.uk 
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