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242 brigade actions please


kevin donaldson
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Hello folks, if anybody can help, I am really stuck here, I have been researching my great grandfather Robert Laybourn, 760085, 242 brigade rfa, for numerous years now, but I am at a brick wall now. What I do know is my grt grandfather won the MM on the 10th April 1917, supporting a Canadian attack in Ablain, St Nazaire, when a gun crew took a direct hit, what happened after is Gunner Laybourn and BSM Tomlin rescued wounded soldiers, and put out fires in the ammo dump, with this action, gunner laybourn received the MM, and BSM Tomlin received the DCM.

Could anybody enlighten or further more information, with photos, war diaries etc, anything that could shed more light on this subject.

Thanks very much

Kevin

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Kevin

Because it's an Army Brigade you're after you'll need to visit Kew to get a look at the war diary - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7349272

Kind regards

Colin

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Don't know if you have seen the DCM citation for BSM Tomlin:

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and devotion to duty. At great personal risk he extinguished a fire which broke out in a gun pit,and carried two wounded men to safety". LG 18 Jun 1917.

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Don't know if you have seen the DCM citation for BSM Tomlin:

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and devotion to duty. At great personal risk he extinguished a fire which broke out in a gun pit,and carried two wounded men to safety". LG 18 Jun 1917.

No, thanks for that, every little bit helps, very happy with that.

Kevin

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