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MM mystery - same citation in Tank Corps Book of Honour


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My edition of The Tank Corps Book of Honour shows that two men from C Battalion were the MM apparently for the same event. My copy of the book is a facsmile published by Naval and Military Press. Could some one assist with understanding the mystery? Is it just a printer's error?

The citation, shown below, is provided for Pte Mallin and Pte Byrne: Pte Mallin deployed with C Company to France in August 1916 and later, according to a Old Comrades Association address list, lived in Liverpool; Pte Edgar Byrne originally served with the Royal Irish Rifles.

During the battle of Arras on April 9th 1917 this man displayed the greatest gallantry in climbing out on top of his tank to remove a burning tarpaulin, although the tank was being subjected to heavy fire at the time at close range. Later when his tank was put out of action, he displayed great coolness in removing the Lewis guns to a place of safety. Throughout the action, he displayed the greatest courage and resource."

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Is it simply a case of them being involved in the same incident and the same citation being used ?.

I have DCM citations were the only difference was that the rank had been changed to suit the man.


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It's the same citation for both men in the original book.

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Thanks for the help, fellas.

I hadn't discounted it being for the the same actions; may give me a clue if I follow Bryne


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