Second World War Battle of Gazala and Battle of Anzio double casualty Efficiency Medal, GVI 1st type bust, Territorial suspension, awarded to Corporal E.R. Law, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Territorial Army, who as a Private with the 1st B...

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Second World War Battle of Gazala and Battle of Anzio double casualty Efficiency Medal, GVI 1st type bust, Territorial suspension, awarded to Corporal E.R. Law, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Territorial Army, who as a Private with the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, was wounded in action in North Africa at Tobruk on 8th June 1942 during the disastrous Battle of Gazala. Having therefore been evacuated, he avoided the fate of his battalion which surrendered at the fall of Tobruk on 22nd June 1942. Law recovered from his wounds to join the 9th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and as a Lance Corporal saw service in Italy, being present in the Battle of Anzio and was wounded in action for a second time on 13th March 1944.

Efficiency Medal, GVI 1st type bust, Territorial suspension; (5252729 CPL. E.R. LAW. K.O.Y.L.I.)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Awarded to Corporal (No.5252729) E.R. Law, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who as a Private with the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, saw service during the Second World War in North Africa, and was wounded in action at Tobruk on 8th June 1942 during the disastrous Battle of Gazala. Having therefore been evacuated, he avoided the fate of his battalion which surrendered at the fall of Tobruk on 22nd June 1942. Of the men of the original battalion, only 68 officers and men remained.

Law recovered from his wounds to join the 9th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, as a Lance Corporal seeing service in Italy. The 9th Battalion, formerly the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons, was a motorised infantry battalion assigned to the 18th Infantry Brigade, and attached to the 1st Armoured Division. The battalion served in the Italian Campaign, fighting particularly severe battles such as that during the Battle of Anzio in early 1944, and it was at Anzio on 13th March 1944 that Law was wounded in action for a second time.