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Gorse, Richard

Rank : Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant

Army Number : 212 and 240004 and 4850793

Unit : 5th Bn, 1/5th Bn

Biography :

Richard Gorse was a volunteer soldier for 42 years. Served in 1/5th Bn during World War One, as a CSgt entering France on 28.2.1915. Mentioned in Despatches when serving with 1/5th Bn (L.G. 11.12.1917), and also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Disembarked in England on 26.8.1919. Re-enlisted into The Leicestershire Regiment (Territorial Army) 1920, in which tear he was awarded the Territorial Efficiency Medal. In 1928 he was awarded a clasp to the TEM. He died at his home in Loughborough on 7.10.1951. He had 3 sons who served with the Regiment.

Place of Birth : Loughborough, Leicestershire

Date of Death : 7.10.1951

Place of Death : Loughborough, Leicestershire

Civil Occupation : blacksmith

Period of Service : 1910s

Conflicts : WW1

Places Served : France and Flanders

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