[The decision of who should get which medals was made separately. Everyone who entered a war theatre got the British War Medal, and everyone in service during the war also got the Victoria Medal. The men who were there before 1st January 1916 got a Star of some kind, the 1914 Star was awarded for service between Aug 5th and Nov 22nd 1914 and the 1914/15 Star from November 23rd 1914 until 31st December 1915. Those who were within range of German artillery in the first period Aug 5th to Nov 22nd 1914 also got the Clasp to the 1914 Star and were known as the 'Old Contemptibles']
|Army Index Card|
Trench familiarisation as part of the 20th (Light) and 27th Divisions and then took control of the front line at Ferme Grande Flamengrie to the Armentieres-Wez Macquart road and by September 1915 it was at the Bois Grenier line.
Shown below is the Duke of Wellington's 10th Battalion War Diary for 25th September 1915, which describes that day and lists only one unnamed soldier killed that day, which I an pretty certain was Seth Bancroft.
|Erquingham-Lys Graveyard Plan|
|Erquingham-Lys Graveyard c 1918|
|Seth Bancroft's grave|