Sunday, 15 June 2014

For Fathers Day, my Dad's war record

First Name:Albert Thomas
Initials:A
Surname:Robinson
Nationality:British
Rank:Corporal
Service Number:1498941
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 Albert Thomas Robinson 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.
He was with a small team of men, they were trapped behind enemy lines whilst re-establishing signals contact  with their regiment, he lead his team to safety.
Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and Albert Thomas Robinson earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.

He saw duty in  He saw duty in the Middle East (including Egypt, East Africa, Western Desert, Sudan, Greece, Crete, Syria & Tobruk




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Margie in Toronto - what a lovely tribute to your dad - a wonderful idea.