Scarce Croix De Guerre. Cockade for 8th West Yorks Regiment (Leedes Rifles)

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Scarce Cockade as worn by the 8th Battalion Leeds Rifles. This item is worn on the side of the peaked cap on one day only (Minden Day) The regiment wore a Croix De Guerre Medal ribbon, on the upper and on Minden day wore the cockade as shown in the photo.
The honour was bestowed upon the Battalion for an action in WW1 at Montaigne de Bligny (Bligny Ridge) on 28th July 1918 the battalion along with the 5th Devons attacked the German positions in order to recapture a lost French position.Their Dash and Gallantry was recognised by Commander of the French 5th Army Who awarded the Yorkshiremen the Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze


England (South East), United Kingdom

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