A 1914 Star awarded to Private W.E. Playle, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, who was wounded three times during his service on the Western Front including on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres, he was eventually discharged no longer fit for war service on 10th October 1918.
1914 Star; (L-13898 PTE W.E. PLAYLE. 2/MIDDX.R.)
Condition: Nearly extremely fine
Awarded to Private (No. L-13898), William E. Playle, who served with the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment on the Western Front from 7th November 1914 onwards.
William Elliott Playle was born in Holloway, London and enlisted into the Middlesex Regiment on 29th December 1911 at Tottenham. From 7th November 1914 until 21st December 1914 Playle was serving in France, until he was returned home with a gun shot wound. He would eventually return to France on 31st August 1916 and remain there until November 1916, when he received another gun shot wound. After another period of recuperation at home, he once again returned to the Western Front where he was noted as being wounded for a third time on 31st July 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
Playle was discharged no longer physically fit for war service on 10th October 1918.