J.C. Tolson

Tales of valour

Military Medal

Military Medal

TOLSON J C, (Private, Acting Lance Corporal)

ā€œDā€ Battalion Tank Corps

For conspicuous gallantry near Flesquieres on November 20th 1917. When his tank had been put out of action by two direct hits, and three of his crew were wounded, he displayed marked gallantry and initiative in organising parties to bring in wounded from several tanks which had been knocked out. On three separate occasions he went back under extremely heavy and practically point-blank machine-gun fire to dress and carry in the wounded. With utter disregard for personal safety, and entirely on his own initiative, he undoubtedly saved several lives.

MILITARY MEDAL

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

VICTORY MEDAL