L/147 Sergeant. Harold Riley, MM.

158th Brigade, R.F.A., (Accrington and Burnley Howitzers). Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 21 October 1916. Riley was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 4 November 1916 reported: -

BURNLEY WIDOW'S MEDAL.

HONOUR FOR DEAD SERGEANT.

The first Military Medal awarded to the relatives of a dead Burnley soldier has been bestowed on Mrs. Riley, of 23, Haslam Street, widow of the late Sergeant Harold Riley, of the Burnley Howitzers.

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Died of wounds on the 29 July 1916. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.

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