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Rev G.H Crossland MC

Tony Cox

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Looking for information on Rev,G H Crossland MC,i was wondering if there was a citation for his MC or was it a new honour list.

Thanks for your help


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From the appendix to the 1st East Yorkshire war diary of October 1917;

"Capt. Rev. G. H. Crossland performed prodigies of useful work amongst the wounded under the most appalling and, dangerous conditions, and for his services on this occasion was subsequently awarded the Military Cross."

He received the award from the King on 23rd March 1918 - http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/stroud-auctions-ltd/catalogue-id-srstr10046/lot-03cd8a79-13e3-4a9a-9c75-a5fc00e5b9f1

The only Gazette mention I can see was 5th March 1918 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30563/supplement/2974/

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Rev. George Hayward Crossland (who can also be found as George Haywood Crossland) was appointed Chaplain 4th Class 28.12.1914


and relinquished his commission, and to be Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class 1.9.1921

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32470/supplement/7631 heading on page 7630


His name was properly George Haywood Crossland, born 17.11.1882 at Stratford Essex. He was the son of John Henry Crossland (abt. 1845 - 1929) and Martha Crossland (abt. 1851 - 1897). Before becoming a Weslyan Methodist Minister G. H. Crossland was employed as an insurance broker's clerk. He died in the June quarter of 1978 in the Swindon District of Wiltshire.

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