Chorley Pal’s Medals Donated

Edwin Walmsley MedalsEdwin Walmsley Medals

The First World War medals of Chorley Pal Edwin Walmsley have been donated by his family to the Chorley Pals Memorial charity.

Pte. 15865 Edwin Walmsley

Pte. 15865 Edwin Walmsley

They will go on display shortly in the Chorley Remembers ‘Remembrance Experience’ exhibition in the Coach House at Astley Hall.

Pte. 15865 Edwin Walmsley was wounded in the chest on the 1st July 1916 at the start of the Battle of the Somme.

Originally from Whittle-le-Woods, he was discharged from the Army in 1919 and died in the town in 1971.

The photograph shows him in the uniform of the Devonshire Regiment, being transferred there after recovering from his wounds.