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PTE TOM TYSON PETRIE D.C.M. YORKSHIRE REG / LANCASHIRE FUS 1/7

PTE ERNEST JAMES RUDD 1905 /1915 2BATT YORKSHIRE REGIMENT.LOST A LEG IN 1915.

ANY INFORMATION PLEASE.

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Here is Tom Petrie's DCM citation:

London Gazette 3-9-1918

36702 Pte. T. T. Petrie, Lanc. Fus. (Middlesbro').

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rallied and brought up two sections to the flank of a trench which was in danger, as the enemy were outflanking the company. This party then defended the trench far a considerable time, and when the enemy's weight of numbers enabled them to enter it he placed himself between them and his men and covered the withdrawal of the latter, while inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. He was the last to leave the trench. He displayed great gallantry.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.a....%20T.%20Petrie

The action most likely dates from April/May/June of 1918.

His medal card in case you don't have it:

Medal card of Petrie, Tom T

Corps Regiment No Rank

Yorkshire Regiment 25262 Corporal

Lancashire Fusiliers 36702 Corporal

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His DCM card (is this where the 1/7th Battalion reference is from?)

Medal card of Petrie, T T

Corps Regiment No Rank

Lancashire Fusiliers 36702 Private

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=2

Steve.

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