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Great War Third Battle of Ypres Military Medal group awarded to Private H.J. Greenfield, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who was a policeman in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and then saw service out on the Western Front from August 1916, being awarded the

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Great War Third Battle of Ypres Military Medal group awarded to Private H.J. Greenfield, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who was a policeman in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and then saw service out on the Western Front from August 1916, being awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 28th September 1917 which indicates and award also won during the Third Battle of Ypres in July 1917. He was also apparently a member off the 1st Machine Gun Company, Guards Machine Gun Regiment, however this needs confirmation.

Group of 3: Military Medal, GVR bust; (16299 PTE H.J. GREENFIELD. 1/C.GDS:); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (16299 PTE. H.J. GREENFIELD. C.GDS.)

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Henry James Greenfield was born in Islington, London, but later lived in Sandal, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and having worked as a policeman, then enlisted into the British Army at Pontefract on 5th June 1915, joining as a Guardsman (No.16299) the Coldstream Guards. Seeing service with the 5th Reserve Battalion, he then transferred to the 1st Battalion, and saw service out on the Western Front from 29th August 1916.

On 6th September 1916 he was posted to join his battalion, and some reference amongst the research states that he infect saw service with the 1st Machine Gun Company, Guards Machine Gun Regiment, however what is certain is that he was serving with the 1st Battalion when he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 28th September 1917 which indicates and award also won during the Third Battle of Ypres in July 1917. Greenfield was appointed to Acting Corporal in June 1918, and with the end of the war was posted with the Army of Occupation to Cologne in Germany where he was serving in late 1918.