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The Military Cross awarded to Tommy Roberts for Marked Gallantry and Initiative in WWI"

Sequehart, Belgium

1 October 1918

The document citing his award states:



T/Lieutenant Thomas roberts,

32nd Bn. M.G. Corps.


For marked gallantry and initiative near Sequehart on October 1st, 1918. During a fierce enemy counter-attack he kept his gun in action, inflicting heavy casualties till the infantry gave and he was practically surrounded. He stuck to his position till his ammunition was all expended and our barrage had come down in rear of him, destroying one of his guns. He then got his other two guns and obtained more ammunition, and again got into action. It was in no small measure due to the dogged action of this officer that the counter-attack was beaten off.


On 10.7.1916, Tommy Roberts' left shoulder was X-rayed. The report (Number 1186 -7 in X-ray book) reads:

A piece of bent metal casing lying on the greater tuber ? of humerus outside the bicipital groove.

Author: Anon


Year = 1918

Month = October

Day = 1

Event = Historic

Object = Other

Work = Military

Extra = Military

Extra = WW1

Extra = 1910s

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