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Tom Morgan

William Henry EVA MM (Burnley)

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Tom Morgan

I am looking for info on a William Henry Eva who won a military medal in

the Great War. He came from Burnley, and seems to have survived the war.

I've also heard of a Col. D. B. Long who was a expert on winners of the MM but I believe he died a few weeks ago. I think he had a website but can't find it.

If anyone has any info on either W. H. Eva or Col. Long's site, I'd be very grateful if they could let me know.

Tom

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Brigantian

Tom

Did a quick search on the London Gazette website.

Page 11 of Gazette Issue 30001, published on 23 March 1917, lists the award of a Military Medal to a 16482 Pte. W. H. Eva of the Scottish Rifles. Could this be your man?

Regards

Mark

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Tom Morgan
Tom

Did a quick search on the London Gazette website.

Page 11 of Gazette Issue 30001, published on 23 March 1917, lists the award of a Military Medal to a 16482 Pte. W. H. Eva of the Scottish Rifles. Could this be your man?

Regards

Mark

Mark - I would guess that it is most probably him. There can't be many with that name. Thank you very much for that info.

Tom

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CROONAERT

Tom.

That name seems frighteningly familiar to me. I happen to live about 500 yds from Burnley cemetery main gates and ,during my walks around the cemetery (quite a pleasant stroll) I've noticed a few (civilian) graves to MM winners of the two world wars who died in later years. Eva could be one of these. I'll have a "hobble" around on Sunday and see if he's one of them ,if you want.

I'll also take a look at the "Burnley Express" archives for October 1916 to April 1917 and see if there's a mention of his MM exploits, but this'll have to wait untill next week.

If you PM or email me what you know, I'll see if I can find anything extra.

Dave.

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Tom Morgan

Thank you Dave - PM on its way.

Tom

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