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M.C. Group of Three

2/Lieut. Thomas Mark Jennings, Royal Field Artillery: Military Cross, George V.R., unnamed as issued; British War and Victory Medals (2nd Lieut.), very fine. A bookkeeper from Sunderland, England enlisted in RFA as a Gunner on 4 Mar 1915. Landed in France on 10 Jan 1916 to 26 Feb 1917 when he was transferred to England as a Cadet and was commissioned 21 Jun 1918. He returned to France on 8 Apr 1918 with 18 DAC attached to A/82nd Brigade RFA. On 7 Aug 1918 the 82nd RFA Brigade supported a counter attack near Morlancourt. It was at this point Jennings won his MC. London Gazette (21 Jan 1918) citation reads "2nd Lt Thomas Mark Jennings, RFA Spec. Res., attached A./82 Bde. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when an enemy shell set fire to an ammunition dump and wounded six men, three of whom fell amongst the burning ammunition. This officer, with a NCO immediately dashed into the flames and got out the wounded men. He displayed great courage and presence of mind." Jennings was released at Ripon on 13 Mar 1919. Medals come with service file Activity Sheets and extracts from his units War Diary& copy of London Gazette. (BAG205)
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