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Hello, can anyone help me with why my great great uncle, Joseph Benns got the military medal? Details below:

Joseph Benns

Gunner 13th Battalion Tank Corps

Reg no. 301627

Gazetted: 21/10/1918

Registered Paper: 68/121/651

Schedule number: 190331

Any help much appreciated. Would PRO have anything? :D

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Hello, can anyone help me with why my great great uncle, Joseph Benns got the military medal? Details below:

Joseph Benns

Gunner 13th Battalion Tank Corps

Reg no. 301627

Gazetted: 21/10/1918

Registered Paper: 68/121/651

Schedule number: 190331

Any help much appreciated. Would PRO have anything? :D

Hi,

Although I don't have a copy,I think most T.C. MM citations were published in book the Tank Corps Honours and Awards.You will probably find someone on this forum has a copy,or I think it was reprinted some time ago,you could look on the ABE site and probably find it on there.

Regards

Stu

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RBenns

Info taken from "Tank Corps Honours and Awards."

BENNS, Joseph, Gnr, 301627, 13th Battn, Hamel, July 1918, MM. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Hamel on July 4, 1918. He followed his tank commander from his tank and attacked dug-outs which could not be reached by the tank. He killed five of the enemy with his revolver, and with his officer caused the remainder to surrender. While he was attacking the dug-outs he was wounded in the legs, and although unable to stand continued to assist in observing from the tank and directing fire. Throughout the entire action his coolness and courage had a great influence on the crew, especially when the tank was in difficulties.

Regards Doug.

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Link to download his MIC cards if you've not already done so:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...=1&mediaarray=*

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