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Letter from the War Office to Tommy Roberts concerning his Military Cross"

Glynne Villas, Chester Road, Buckley

28 November 1919


Glynne Villas was where his parents lived.


War Office, London, S.W.1

28th November 1919


The Military Secretary presents his compliments to Mr. Roberts and in reply to his letter begs to enclose a copy of the official account of the deed for which he was awarded the Military Cross.


Thomas Roberts esq., MC.,

Glynne Villas, Chester Road, Buckley, Chester


A report in an unknown newspaper states:



Lieutenant T. Roberts, a teacher at the Custom House Law School, Connah's Quay, has been awarded the Military Cross. The official account of the manner in which Lieutenant Roberts won the award is as follows: 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.


Author: War Office


Year = 1919

Month = November

Day = 28

Document = Letter

Work = Military

Extra = Military

Extra = WW1

Extra = 1910s

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