A SCARCE "PALESTINE" MILITARY MEDAL
(S.D. 4849) "South Downs"
315248. Pte. Thomas SHINE. 16th/Yeomanry Bn. R.SUSSEX.R
(Awarded For Palestine).
London Gazette. 27th JUNE 1918 (Page 7596)
A scarce award for Palestine, the 16th Yeomanry Bn Royal Sussex Regt were formed in Mersa Matruh, Egypt on 3 January 1917 from dismounted Sussex Yeomanry. January 1917: attached to 230th Brigade in 74th (Yeomanry) Division. Landed at Marseilles 7 May 1918.
A VERY SCARCE AND UNUSUAL AWARD FOR PALESTINE
WORTHY OF MUCH FURTHER RESEARCH.