Territorial Force War Medal, 5734 Private William Roe, 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen’s) London Regiment. A local battalion based in Bermondsey.
William Roe earned the Territorial Force War Medal Trio, with a British War and Victory Medal for his service in WW1.
He also served with number 682829 and was previously number 259 with the 1st Hunts Cyclists.
William Roe served with the 2nd/22nd Battalion London Regiment, formed in Bermondsey in August 1914, they had first landed in Le Havre for the war in June 1916, before being moved to Salonika during November 1916.
Following fighting in Salonika the battalion was again moved to Egypt, on 2nd July 1917. The regiment fought many battles until the end of the war in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign.
William Roe died of wounds sustained in action on 10th November 1917.
The 2nd/22nd Londons had earned Battle Honours for Vimy Ridge, 1916, Salonika, 1917, and before his death he had fought through Beersheba, Sheria and was killed in the fight for Jerusalem.