Sunday 15 May 2016

Devotion to Duty

Monday 15th May 1916: The 8th Battalion are back behind the lines. At a church parade yesterday their commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. H. Dann presented cards received from the Divisional Commander acknowledging acts of gallantry and devotion to duty when the Battalion was so sorely tried on 19th April. Those singled out for this honour were: Company Quarter Master Sergeant Croxford; Lance Sergeant Russell; Private N. C. H. M. Johnson; Private H. Enticknap; Private A. Symonds; Private S. Brown and  Private P. West(1)

Source: X550/9/1

(1) Sergeant Frederick George Russell MM would die of wounds on 11th February 1917 and Private Douglas Enticknap would be killed in action on 30th May 1916.

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