Medals & Awards: German Spring Offensive

22nd-battalionThe following four men were awarded for their gallantry during the 22nd Battalion’s involvement in the defensive operations against the German Spring Offensive in 1918, first at La Basse Ville in Flanders and then at Lavieville when the battalion was deployed south and to the Somme.

Click on their award to read the citation for their individual action, and the medal pictures below to learn about the award.

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Regt No. Rank Surname Init. Award & Citation Battle or Action Date of Battle or Action Date Awarded London Gazette
117 Cpl Binns L.T. Military Medal La Basse Ville 25 March 1918 12 June 1918
6862 Pte McKenzie P. Military Medal La Basse Ville 25 March 1918 12 June 1918
699 L-Sgt Thurlow P. Military Medal Lavieville 08 April 1918 16 July 1918
Lieut. McCartin L.A. Military Cross Lavieville 09 April 1918 26 July 1918

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