Albert Morrison Ranson

Lt. Albert Morrison Ranson, D Company, 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

The Battalion was in Macedonia.

Awarded M.C. for gallant conduct in action on June 17th 1917. The Turks tried to attack the Neohori position, or at any rate to reconoitre it in force. Among the Turk dead were found men of two different Companies at least. They opened a very heavy fire at dawn. Lieut. Ranson went out to the outposts with the day relief; he was of great help in maintaining the situation. After Lieut. Searson and L.Corpl. Shears had been wounded, Lieut. Ranson crawled outside the wire to Lieut. Searson, who was lying wounded outside the wire. About 6.30 a.m. the enemy withdrew.

(2/Lt. H.W. Searson, 9th Essex Regiment, attached to 3rd KRRC died from his wounds the same day)

Lt. Ranson subsequently joined the Royal Tank Corps and ultimately became Lt.Col. A.M. Ranson of the Royal Tank Regiment.

Tales of valour

Military Cross

Awarded M.C. for gallant conduct in action on June 17th 1917. The Turks tried to attack the Neohori position, or at any rate to reconoitre it in force. Among the Turk dead were found men of two different Companies at least. They opened a very heavy fire at dawn. Lieut. Ranson went out to the outposts with the day relief; he was of great help in maintaining the situation. After Lieut. Searson and L.-Corpl. Shears had been wounded, Lieut. Ranson crawled outside the wire to Lieut. Searson, who was lying wounded outside the wire. About 6.30 a.m. the enemy withdrew.

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