Sunday, 19 November 2017

Scores of Tanks

Monday 19th November 1917

The adjutant of the 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment tells us that Military Medals have been awarded to the following men for gallantry in action:

  • 12282 Sergeant N C Scruby(1);
  • 22008 Sergeant A J Turner;
  • 8179 Corporal J Mason;
  • 30292 Private G Ruggles;
  • 23499 Private G A Holdom;
  • 40629 Private C Cooper
The 8th Battalion are in the trenches at Fifteen Ravine near Gouzeaucourt. In the last hour they have, however, been moving forward to the front line. The adjutant was somewhat terse in his telegram but did mention seeing “scores of tanks”.

Sources: X550/5/3; X550/9/1

(1) Sergeant Norman Scruby MM died on 27th April 1921 aged 34, presumably of wounds

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