Victory Medal awarded to Rifleman G.C. Topley, 7th Service Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who was present out on the Western Front and was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on 11th October 1917.
Victory Medal; (R-31634 PTE. G.C. TOPLEY. K.R. RIF. C.)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
George Charles Topley lived in Upper Clapton and enlisted at Hackney, London, and saw service during the Great War as a Rifleman (No.R-31634) with the 7th Service Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Present out on the Western Front he was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on 11th October 1917, and having no known grave, is commemorated by name on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Topley was aged 32 at the time of his death, the son of George and Elizabeth Topley, of 11 Detmold Road, Upper Clapton, and husband of Charlotte H. Topley, of 2 Detmold Road, Upper Clapton. Additionally entitled to the British War Medal.