Great War RAMC Territorial Efficiency Medal Group
1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal trio with the Territorial Efficiency Medal to 1355 PTE. W. HEYWOOD. R.A.M.C. with the TFEM named to 354036 PTE. W. HEYWOOD. R.A.M.C.
Medals are swing mounted on a bar. With this group is his New Testament which is dedicated to Pte. W. Heywood, No 74, 1/3 East Lancashire Field Ambulance 12th November 1915, Malta
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
William Heywood was from Hulme, Manchester and was 20 years old when he attested into the RAMC in January 1911 (No 74 TF). He served in Gallipoli, landing 15th October 1915 and was invalided home 1916.
He was wounded – Gun Shot Wound Left Thigh after 12 days (26th October 1915. He later served in France, British Expeditionary Force. His papers also confirm his award of the Territorial medal. Having seen the war out and having been shot he re-enlisted June 1920 (No 7335135). He was awarded the Silver War Badge No B 326287 in 1919. His interesting War service reportedly includes surviving a ship sinking by torpedo.