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Offline steven donnelly

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mm winner
« on: December 22, 2010, 08:30:51 PM »
hi trying to find anythink on a j kenyon 17th batt m/cs on how he won it
 would the manchester eveing news of the time
mentioned is citaton
cheers steve

Offline tonyrod

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 09:16:11 PM »
hi steve, its possible it was posted in the Manchester evening news and the battalion war dairy,   this is from northwest medals 
  The Military Medal was instituted by Royal Warrant on the 25th March 1916 to be awarded for "acts of gallantry and devotion to duty performed by non-commissioned officers and men of our army in the field" 1. Some retrospective awards were made. Women were included (by an amendment of the 21st July 1916) whether British subjects or not for "bravery and devotion under fire". A  bar was issued for subsequent awards and a silver rosette could be worn when the ribbon alone was worn to denote the award of a bar. The award of the Military Medal was announced officially in the London Gazette hence this is the source for verification of this award. This "LG" notification was generally published as a straightforward list of names but with the recipients home town included from September 1917. Unfortunately the citation is not published, and the original documentation recording citations has not survived 2. Some citations may be found in unit histories or local newspaper archives. it was back dated to include 1914-15
hope this helps . tonyrod

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 10:49:43 PM »
hiya steve.
his MM was gazetted on 22-1-17,he originally enlisted in the 18th manchesters,i noticed that he wasnt discharged till the 27th april 1919,was he taken prisoner

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Offline steven donnelly

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 10:16:44 AM »
cheers lads
 i will have a look in the evening news archives
 to see if i can find anything about his citation
     all the best for xmas
                                  steve :)

Offline steven donnelly

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 10:19:10 AM »
dont no if he was a pow mack

Offline Atherton

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 11:52:14 PM »
Kenyon Manchester Evening News - Friday 13 April 1917

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 06:04:02 PM »
Wayne,
This is great.
Thanks
Strangely I can only find reference to Pte Kenyon serving with 17th Bttn and receiving MM.  W N Holt and Sgt J Hulme are not shown on any other records for this.
Tim
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Re: mm winner
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 08:13:15 PM »
sgt 8641 james hulme
enl 3-9-14
aged 30
17th manchesters[C.coy]
65 orient st,cheetham
warehouseman
promoted sgt 2-7-16
on 30th july at guillemont,he was moving through the barbed wire when he was knocked out by a MG and suffered a wound to his thigh,then hit in the back above the left shoulder by shrapnel.
admitted to the royal herbert hospital on 3-8-16 after being operated on at bolougne
discharged unfit on 1-1-18 from the 69th training res battalion
moved to 34 agnes st,liscard,cheshire
emigrated to australia with his wife florence and two children and resided at broughton,anzac st,canterbury
awarded MM for bravery in the field,LG 19-9-16

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Re: mm winner
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 09:31:23 AM »
Thanks Mack,
Great information.
Any idea why he may have been omitted from the Official History and M Stedman's lists?
Are others excluded that you know of?
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Re: mm winner
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013, 05:50:25 PM »
its as i keep saying,both books are full of errors and ommissions,i,ve lost count on how many corrections i,ve made to both these books.

mack ;D