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Saturday June 15 1918 - Private George Crisp of the Worcesters awarded Military Medal

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
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Private George Crisp, of the Worcesters, second son of Mr & Mrs E Crisp, of Badsey Post Office, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field during a period of seven days from March 13 to 21. Private Crisp who joined the Army in August, 1914, at the age of seventeen, has had an adventurous career since then. He served for the first part of his training at Tremantle, and in the early part of 1915 embarked for Gallipoli. He landed from the River Clyde at Sedal Bahr on April 25 and was wounded on the 28th at Khrithia and lost a finger on his left  hand. He was then sent to Malta, but in July returned to Gallipoli and landed at Suvla Bay. He was again wounded at Cape Helles on August 21 and was sent to alexandria, where he contracted enteric fever. In November, 1915 he returned to hospital in England, and after a leave was sent to France in April, 1916. He was again wounded in July of that year in the famous attack of the Worcesters against the Prussian Guards. He is still in France. A brother is serving with the Royal Engineers in France and is a signaller.