Saturday 17 December 2016

Where is Montenegro?

Second Lieutenant Norrish

Sunday 17th December 1916: From our Correspondent in the Field

One of our allies in this war is the little known Kingdom of Montegenro in the Balkans(1). Little known it may be but it knows of our struggles in France. The adjutant of the 1st Battalion told me on the telephone this morning that a number of Montenegran orders and medals were dished out to deserving cases at a Church Parade in the Municipal Theatre at Béthune by General-Officer-Commanding 1st Army, Sir Henry Horne. Brigadier-General M Turner CB, commanding 15th Infantry Brigade received the Order of Danilo 2nd Class.

Perhaps of more interest to the Battalion was the issue of the Distinguished Service Medal to Private H W Fish, late of the 7th Bedfords and of the Military Cross to Second Lieutenant S Norrish. In addition the Miliary Medal has been given to Corporal McHugh and Private Cross.

Source: X550/2/5

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