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DCM and 1915 trio – 11th Middlesex Regt. (wounded)


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Distinguished Conduct Medal, Geo. V., 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

to – 803 Pte. T. Worrall, 11/Middx. R. (on DCM), G-803 Pte, Middx. R. on Trio.

With copied service papers and rolls.

Thomas Worrall was born in Bradford and enlisted aged 30 on 18th Aug. 1914 and posted straight into 11th Middx.

Landed F/F on 31st May 1915.

DCM per LG 3.6.16 with an unusual citation:

“For conspicuous gallantry. When a live grenade slipped from his hand into the trench, he shouted a warning to the men round him and then stamped the bomb into the mud and jumped aside. The grenade exploded and wounded him in the leg but he saved his comrades”.

After his wounding, he was posted to 5/Middx. (25.2.16).

His papers note GSW [gun shot wound] to left leg – which may be the wound he received in the incident [no date given] and bayonet wound to right thigh [no date] and then wounded again 27th Aug. 1916.

He was discharged as medically unfit on 6th Nov. 1916. (Silver War Badge awarded).

Trio not far off NEF, with the slightest of marking to the DCM except for very feint traces of brooch attachment to reverse