Albert Medal group for Land to the Royal Engineers for twice saving life from a dropped grenade

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Albert Medal for Saving Life on Land, bronze (Presented by His Majesty to Lce. Cpl. (Acting 2nd. Cpl.) Walter Richard Beard, 1st Reserve Battalion Royal Engineers for Gallantry in Saving Life on the 16th & 23rd. August 1918), 1914/15 Star trio (Sapper R.E.)

L.G. 10/12/1918 'On the 16th August, 1918, Lance-Corporal Beard was instructing recruits in throwing  live bombs, when one of the men under instruction, as he was about to throw the bomb, dropped it in the trench. Beard at once ran out from cover, picked up the bomb, and threw it over the parapet, thereby undoubtedly saving the recruit from death or serious injury. The bomb exploded in the air before reaching the ground. In almost exactly similar circumstances Beard repeated this gallant action on the 23rd August thereby again saving the life of a man who had dropped a bomb in the trench.'




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