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British War Medal and Victory Medal

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British War Medal and Victory Medal, Death Plaque, Lieutenant Edward Gordon Bayne, 2nd Bn East Surrey Regiment, Killed in action on 4th October 1917. Initially joined the war as a Private…

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British War Medal and Victory Medal, Death Plaque, Lieutenant Edward Gordon Bayne, 2nd Bn East Surrey Regiment, Killed in action on 4th October 1917.

Initially joined the war as a Private on 26th October 1914, an Old Contemptible entitled to the 1914 Star and Bar, with the 28th London Regiment, he then transferred to the 2nd East Surrey Regiment and gained a Commission as 1st Lieutenant on 13th February 1915, being attached to the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment.

Soon after his commission he was wounded in action on 30th March 1915

In October 1917 the regiment was heavily involved in the various battles of the 3rd Battle of Ypres, Lt Bayne was killed in action on the first day of the battle of Broodseinde Ridge on 4th October 1917