Thomas Marston, won the Military Medal
"for gallantry and devotion to duty when under fire in battle on land" in the Battle of Passchendaele
On Friday last the Town Hall was crowded to witness the pleasing sight of the presentation of an 18-carat gold half-hunter watch and gold albert to Pte David Thomas RAMC to mark their appreciation of his bravery in winning the Military Medal
It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (MC), which was awarded to commissioned officers and less often, to warrant officers Sheila Whitehouse, 86, from Nunthorpe, is still in possession of her father's medals from the Great War, including his Military Medal
and his citation.
A newspaper report tells how the Military Medal
was earned near Pintha on October 18, 1944.
Cpl Robert Goodwin, Gordon Highlanders, son of Mr Goodwin, Alma House, Cambusbarron, received a second `bar' to the Military Medal
which he won for bravery on the battlefield in May, 1917.
A posthumous Military Medal
was also awarded to the three servicemen who were killed in last August attack in Mount Semmama, Kasserine.
I had did no more than the other men, and would have much preferred the young architect or Sealyham having the Military Medal
instead of myself.
From that day on, his widow, Ruth, proudly kept his Military Medal
in her purse, showing it to people she met - until around 1970, when two thieves snatched her purse in North Park, Bootle.
In December 1917 Private Tudor Lewis received the Military Medal
Recognized three times for bravery and devotion under fire in Belgium and France, he is one of only 38 Canadians to earn the Military Medal
with two bars, each bar referring to a subsequently recognized act of bravery.
He had the unique honour of receiving both the Military Medal
and the U.
There were many examples of heroism and devotion to duty, such as PC 77 Llywelyn Edwards, stationed at Coedpoeth, who was awarded the Military Medal
for gallantry, and Sgt 11 Oliver Cromwell Davies, stationed at Blaenau Ffestiniog, who was awarded the Belgian Croix-de-Guerre and Meritorious Service Medal for devotion to duty.