Medals & Awards: Morlancourt

22nd-battalionRuthven D00019The following forty men were awarded for bravery during the 22nd Battalion’s involvement in the fighting around Morlancourt in the late Spring of 1918, particularly in the attack at Ville-sur-Ancre on the 19th May 1918 as part of the ‘peaceful penetration’ attacks that characterised this period on the Somme. Included amongst the recipients was 2nd Lieut. (service number 1946) W. Ruthven (photograph right) who was awarded the Victoria Cross (left hand medal below) for his bravery during the Ville-sur-Ancre attack.

Click on their awards to read the citation for their individual action.

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Regt No. Rank Surname Init. Award Battle or Action Date of Battle or Action Date Awarded London Gazette
Lieut. Wall H.M.M. Military Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 11 May 1918 16 September 1918
6837 L- Sgt Kennett J.S. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 12 May 1918 07 October 1918
Lieut. Greene J.P. Military Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 12 May 1918 16 September 1918
2nd Lieut. Ruthven W. Victoria Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 11 July 1918
117 Cpl Binns L.T. Military Medal with Bar Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
160 Pte Gorman T. Military Medal with Bar Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
681 L- Cpl Russell L. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 21 October 1918
690 Sgt Speechley W.G. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
761 L- Cpl Beckwith S. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
1634 Coy Sgt Mjr Werrett R.C. Disting. Conduct Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 03 October 1918
1915 Cpl Jinks M.D. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
2396 Sgt Swift H.P. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
2493 Sgt Batton R.E. Military Medal with Bar Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
3914 Sgt Robinson C.F. Disting. Conduct Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 03 October 1918
4474 Pte Smith P.E. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918
4478 Cpl Lambert J. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
4542 Pte Splatt V.E. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
4699 Pte Ellison J. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
5017 Sgt Gould A.W. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
5348 Pte Douglas J.T. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918
5686 L- Cpl Strawhorn L. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 21 October 1918
5811 Temp Cpl Marsh J. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
6109 Pte Konza E. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
6166 L- Sgt Woolston N.F. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
6171 Pte Wilson C.C. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
6401 L- Cpl McColl J.P. Military Medal Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 07 October 1918
Lieut. Abercrombie P.J. Military Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 16 September 1918
Lieut. Hutton C.W. Military Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 16 September 1918
Lieut. Madden N.J. Military Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 16 September 1918
Major Matthews L.W. Disting. Service Order Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 16 September 1918
Lieut. Paterson E.E. Military Cross Ville-sur-Ancre 19 May 1918 16 September 1918
334 Sgt Bridges B.V. Military Medal Morlancourt 09 June 1918 21 October 1918
2300 Sgt Nichols H.J. Military Medal Morlancourt 10 June 1918
2398 Sgt Strachan T.G. Disting. Conduct Medal Morlancourt 10 June 1918 30 October 1918
4133 L- Cpl Harris F.C. Military Medal Morlancourt 10 June 1918
5715 Pte Watson T. Military Medal Morlancourt 10 June 1918 21 October 1918
Lieut. Harricks L.W. Military Cross Morlancourt 10 June 1918 24 September 1918
235 Driver Rhodes A. Military Medal Treux 13 June 1918 21 October 1918
Lieut. Anderson K.S. Mention in Despatches Villers-Bretonneux 16 July 1918 28 August 1918

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