1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915

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A very emotive and sad
1914-15 Star Trio, Plaque & Scroll.

5th Bn Yorkshire Regt.
(A Young Skinningrove Lad)

To:

3101. Pte ROWLAND DUCK. Yorks Regt.       1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915   

 
KILLED IN ACTION
25th May 1915
(Battle of St. Julian)

1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915                   1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915                  1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915                1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915

 Young Roland Duck entered France with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment on 18th April 1915.He was Killed in Action, 25th May 1915 (Just 37 days later). His death occured during the Battle of St Julian, when the 150th York & Durham Brigade (50th Northumberlamd Div,) counter-attacked after a  previous German advance.   

  

He was only just 18 years old having enlisted at Saltburn in late 1914 as part of Kitchener's New Army. Aged 17, he was at the very minimum age for overseas British Army service. 

 

A native of Skinningrove, Yorkshire, he was the son of George Duck of Stable Cottages. Roland is commemorated on the Saltburn War Memorial.
Medals are EF on original faded ribbons with top pin mounts to reverse.
Plaque is Mint State, Scroll is slightly cut down from a previous framing.

A classic & historically important group to a minimum age casualty

 

1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915                                1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915


Like so many thousands, Roland's body was never recovered and he has no known grave.
He is also commemorated with honour on
The Menin Gate, Panel 33.

 1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915

£695
     

 

1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915

1914-15 Star Trio,Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt.(A Young Skinningrove Lad,Aged only 18)K.I.A. 25th May 1915
£695

A very emotive and sad 1914-15 Star Trio, Plaque & Scroll. 5th Yorkshire Regt. (A Young Skinningrove Lad) To: 3101. Pte ROWLAND DUCK. Yorks Regt. Roland entered France with the 5th Bn on 18th April 1915. He was Killed in Action on 25th May 1915 (Just 37 days later) He was only just 18 having enlisted at 17 which was the very minimum age for overseas British Army service.