D.C.M. (GV), M.M. & Bar group, 1/8th Manchester Regiment

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D.C.M. (GV - Sjt. 1/8 Manch. R.), Military Medal & second award bar (Cpl. 1/8th Manch. R.), 1914/15 Star (Pte. ), B.W.M. Victory (Sjt.)

H. Harrison

D.C.M. L.G. 10/1/1920 (Manchester)

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of the Foret de Mormal on the 6th November, 1918. He established an advance regimental aid post and organied the collection of wounded  under most difficult and dangerous conditions. During the afternoon his post was continually underheavy fire, but he carried on until all the wounded has been safely cleared.'

M.M. L.G. 27/6/1918

Bar to M.M. L.G. 18/2/1919

The Battalion diary for the 6/11/1918 recorded

'The attack was made with little or no artillery assistance although the enemy position was stronly held by machine guns particularly on the left flank from which a strong enfilading fire was catching our men in the rear. On the right 'D' Company succeeded in advancing several hundred yards before being held up by intense machine gun fire which was causing heavy casualties. On account of the left flank being entirely exposed  and the enemy using his machine guns with great effect only a short dvance was madeand eventually when there were signs of an enemy counter attack materializing from this quarter, the left flank was refused back to the edge of the wood'

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