Tuesday 8 March 2016

Médaille Militaire

Médaille Militaire by F du Til 

Wednesday 8th March 1916: We heard from Regimental Sergeant Major Alick Milton of the 1st/5th Bedfords on 3rd March. Now we hear that the Bedford native, from 16 Sandhurst Road, has received the Médaille Militaire from the French government. It is the custom of allied governments to make a certain number of their own decorations available to their allies, to be given to worthy recipients. RSM Milton was promoted to his current post when RSM Munton was invalided home from Gallipoli last year. He is very popular with his officers and men and his many friends in Bedford are pleased to learn of his deserved award for gallantry in the field, having taken a prominent part in the Battalion’s heroic charge at Suvla Bay in August last year.

Source: Bedfordshire Times 7th April 1916

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