Awards Records – World War I

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This booklet is a collection of townsfolk from Ilkley and Ben Rhydding who received awards for gallantry, in the First World War, published by the Ilkley Gazette.

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This booklet is a collection of townsfolk from Ilkley and Ben Rhydding who received awards for gallantry, in the First World War, published by the Ilkley Gazette. The contents page has lists all the people by surname and details such as their age, rank, regiment, awards for gallantry, pre-war occupations, cemetery, cause of death, theatre of war and any accounts which were taken from letters from loved ones or other sources given. T.H.B. Maufe, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, is used as an example below:


Maufe, T.H.B.

Age:

19

Rank:

2nd Lt.

Regiment:

Royal Artillery

Awards:

VC

Experience:

IG 3/8/17 & again 29/8/17.

Another brother in Royal Field Artillery & back at front after being wounded. Elder brother Major Brian Statham Maufe died of wounds July 1916.

Citation: “Under intense artillery fire officer on his own initiative repaired, unaided, the telephone line between forward and rear positions, thereby enabling battery to open immediate fire on enemy. He further saved a disastrous occurrence by extinguishing a fire in advanced ammunition dump caused by heavy explosion and regardless of risk he ran from the effects of gas shells which he knew were in the dump. By great promptitude, resource and entire disregard of his own personal safety he was a magnificent example to all ranks.”

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