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CHAPTER I
HONOURS AND AWARDS
VICTORIA CROSS
NlSrM.
No.
1272
Ran".
BattalScm.
2nd
DiIU
of
L.G.
fSOtilvi"l
AWMcI.
Lynn,
J.,
D.C.M.
Private
" For most conspicuous bravery near Ypres on 2nd May, 1915.
"When the Germans were advancing behind their wave of
asphyxiating gas, Private
Lynn,
although almost overcome by the
deadly fumes, handled his machine·gun with very great effect
against the enemy, and when he could not see them he moved his
gun higher up on the parapet, which enabled him to bring even
more effective fire to bear, and eventually checked any further
advance.
" The great courage displayed by this soldier had a fine effect
on his comrades in the very trying circumstances.
" He died the following day from the effects of gas poisoning."
(ExtrQCt from Lcmdcm Gtuetle dated 29/6/15.)
Willis, R. R.
Captain
... )
29/6/15
Richards, A.
1298 Serjeant
...
r
1st
2'/8/15
Keneally, W.
1809 Private
...
J
" On the 25th April, 1915, three companies and the headquarters
of the 1st Batta\ion. Lancashire Fusiliers, in effecting a landing on
the Gallipoli Peninsula to the west of Cape Helles, were met by
a.
very deadly fire from hidden machine guns, which caused a great
number of casualties. The survivors, however, rushed up
to
and
cut the entanglements, notwithstanding a terrific fire from the
enemy, and, after overcoming supreme difficulties, the cliffs were
gained and the position maintained. Amongst many gallant officers
and men engaged in this most hazardous enterprise, Captain
Willis, Serjeant Richards and Private Keneally have been selected
by their comrades as having performed the most signal acts of
bravery and devotion to duty."
(Extract from Londcm Gtuetle dated 24.(8/15.)
Bromley, C.
Captain (tem-
porary Major)
}
Stubbs, F. E.
1506 Serjeant
.......
1st
15/8/17
Grimshaw,
J.
2609 Corporal ...
.. On April 25th, 1915, headquarters and three companies of the
1st Battalion. Lancashire Fusiliers, in effecting a landing on the
Gallipoli Peninsula to the west of Cape Helles, were met by very
deadly fire from hidden machine guns, which caused a great number
of casualties. The survivors, however, rushed up to and cut the
wire entanglements, notwithstanding the terrific fire from the
enemy, and, after overcoming supreme difficlllties, the cliffs were
gained and the position maintained.
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