In 1916, he was one of the first Canadians to be awarded the Military Medal
The Military Medal
was an award for gallantry and devotion to duty under fire in battle on land.
The Military Medal
was instituted in March 1916 for award to noncommissioned officers and men of the army for individual or associated acts of bravery brought to notice by the recommendation of a Commander-in-Chief in the field.
e Military Medal
was instituted by Royal Warrant on the March 25, 1916 to be awarded for "acts of gallantry and devotion to duty performed by noncommissioned o
This must have been one of the last Military Medals
to have been awarded Mons Star
Friend John Williams, 62, said the soldier, who served in the 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers, never talked about his Military Medal
Pegahmagabow, who served as a scout and sniper with the 1st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, earned a Military Medal
and two bars for his courage under tire during the battles at Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy, Passchendaele and Scarpe.
He won the Military Medal
, but characteristically kept hidden the nature of the valorous action for which it was awarded.
John was one of six Vietnam veterans who had been recommended for the Military Medal
, but instead were awarded a Mentioned-in-Despatches.
He had the unique honour of receiving both the Military Medal
and the U.
There were many examples of heroism and devotion to duty, such as PC 77 Llywelyn Edwards, stationed at Coedpoeth, who was awarded the Military Medal
for gallantry, and Sgt 11 Oliver Cromwell Davies, stationed at Blaenau Ffestiniog, who was awarded the Belgian Croix-de-Guerre and Meritorious Service Medal for devotion to duty.
Corporal Samuel Jones from Treherbert was presented, by his home town, with the engraved gold pocket watch and chain in 1917 in recognition of the military medal
he had won.