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1916 'History and Traditions' card The 7th. Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

1916 'History and Traditions' card The 7th. Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
1916 'History and Traditions' card of The 7th. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. who have been awarded Honours incl. Lieut. TOL Wilkinson. VC - Victoria Cross. Others awarded DCM, DSO, DCM and Military Cross. Also unused real photo PPC of 'Command Pay Office Staff. Aldershot'. Gum remains. Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson VC. Announced in the London Gazette 26 September 1916. For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack, when a party of another unit was retiring without their machine gun, Lieutenant Wilkinson rushed forward and, with two of his men, got the gun into action, and held up the enemy till they were relieved. Later, when the advance was checked during a bombing attack, he forced his way forward and found four or five men of different units stopped by a solid block of earth, over which the enemy was throwing bombs. With great pluck and promptness he mounted a machine gun on the top of the parapet and dispersed the enemy bombers. Subsequently he made two most gallant attempts to bring in a wounded man, but [in] the second attempt he was shot through the heart just before reaching the man. Throughout the day he set a magnificent example of courage and self-sacrifice. Ref: 307-110.
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Item Code 307-110
 
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