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War diary 9th bn R W Fus 1917


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This is my first post only joining site today.

My main interest is ww1 Welsh units.

I have many Welsh regiment medals and paperwork.

I have paperwork but no medals awarded to Sjt F Davies 9th btn R.W.Fus who was also A MM winner, gazette 2 Nov 1917.

Can somebody please help as to how I can find out what he did to get his MM, where and which battle.


Thank you.

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Morning and welcome to the forum.

I think this may be your man-no guarantees-but if you have any extra info that always helps


First name(s)F

Last name Davies

Year 1914-20

Service number 54182

Rank Sergeant

Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service record Soldier Number: 54182, Rank: Sergeant, Corps: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

From FMP for which you need a subscription to see anything else.


First name-Frank



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This, from FWR gives references to London Gazette available via a search engine


First Name: F

Surname: Davies

Rank: Serjeant

Service Number: 54182

Gallantry Awards: Military Medal

This Level 3 Gallantry Medal was established during the First World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London Gazette issue 29535, (back dated to 1914) to personnel of the British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded the M.M.).

The military decoration was awarded to F Davies for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and F Davies earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.

Gazette Info:

Gazette Issue 30364. M.M. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field.

Gazette Date:30/10/1917

Gazette Page:11331


Find My Past has several references for him as well-but subscription needed



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In the war diary on Ancestry here (if you have or can gain access) Sgt Lewis is included in a list of DCM and MM recipients - award dated 4th September 1917 when the battalion were in Stafford Camp near Berthen (from 1st to 10th Sept). Of interest is in brackets next to him "2nd Army School Instructor" (along with other comments such as "on leave") which seems to indicate he was not with the battalion at the time of writing (late Sept/early Oct). Looking back to the most recent action was an attack in late July by the 56th Brigade when they were brought up from reserve into action. But of course he may have been seconded earlier... Also, the award may have been given for accumulated acts of gallantry etc.

The war diary can be downloaded for a small fee here at the National Archives.



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