WW1 Military Medal -1/E.KENT R-KIA
Large size medal with original ribbon stamped to rim S-9428 PTE.W.J.CROFT.1/E.KENT.R.William John Croft was born in Bermondsey and resided in Southwark. His Military Medal appeared in the London Gazette 6th August 1918. In March 1918, the 1st Battalion East Kent regiment were heavily involved in defending their positions during the German March offensive, it was for this period that the Military Medal was awarded. William Croft was killed in action on the 14th April 1918, he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.