Great War pair and Territorial Force Efficiency Medal awarded to Corporal W.H. Gibbs, 5th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, who having initially served as a member of the Volunteer Force and Territorial Force as a Private, re-enlisted during the Great War seeing service as a Corporal, before later transferring to the Labour Corps.
Group of 3: British War Medal and Victory Medal; (241938 CPL. W.H. GIBBS. SOM.L.I.); Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, GVR bust; (286 PTE. W. GIBBS. 5/SOM:L.I.)
Condition: slight edge bruise to first at 8 o’clock, otherwise Good Very Fine.
Walter H. Gibbs was a pre-war member of both the Volunteer Force and from April 1908 the Territorial Force, and as a Private (No.286) with the 5th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, was awarded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal in Army Order No.186 on 1st July 1911.
Gibbs subsequently re-enlisted during the Great War as a Corporal (No.241938) with the Somerset Light Infantry and later transferred as a Corporal (No.549473) to the Labour Corps. Confirmed as his full entitlement for the Great War.