Author Topic: 2/Lieutenant Alfred Victor Hedges  (Read 1859 times)

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2/Lieutenant Alfred Victor Hedges
« on: October 14, 2009, 10:07:56 PM »

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9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of 26 July 1918. Hedges was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express reported: -


It is now officially published how 2/Lieutenant A. V. Hedges, son of Mr. Hedges, wholesale grocer, of "Ightenholme," 399, Padiham Road, won his Military Cross, the official record being: - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After the company commander and other officers had become casualties, he took command, and it was mainly due to his courage and skilful dispositions that the rest of the battalion was extricated, and was enabled to be re-formed and to take up a position in the rear. In subsequent engagements he gave a splendid example of energy and determination, and in every way he was beyond praise."

2/Lieutenant Hedges is 23 years of age, and was educated at Giggleswick School, where he was in the O.T.C. From school he went to the Gawthorpe Estate Office, and when war broke out joined the first Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. Whilst serving with them in France he was wounded in July 1916, at the battle of High Wood. On recovery he entered a cadet school, and was gazetted last October in the Manchester Regiment. He has lately acted as brigade signalling officer and is now in charge of the Signalling School for training American signallers.