The Tank Museum | Recipient

Eric James Mecredy

Tales of valour

Military Cross

This Officer commanded a section of Tanks on an exposed flank during an attack with admirable coolness and ability. When his own Tank was put out of action by a direct hit he at once successfully covered the other Tanks by smoke bombs and enabled them to change their direction. After this he went back under intense fire and blew up his own Tank. He discovered one of his own crew lying badly wounded in an exposed place, and went out under severe fire and brought him back to safety. His disregard of personal safety and devotion to duty under trying circumstances were fine examples to all.

MILITARY CROSS

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

VICTORY MEDAL

CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM