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The First Gallantry Awards of the War

In January 1940 The 2nd Battalion was stationed on the extreme left of the Maginot Line and had to carry out a number of patrols around a railway station at Waldwisse. It was extremely cold and snowy. Captain Barclay and Lance Corporal M H Davis extended their patrol to a railway bridge. They drew enemy fire thus revealing the German positions. After sharp exchange of grenade and small arms fire they managed to withdraw without injury.   Capt Barclay and L/Cpl Davis received the Military Cross and Military Medal respectively, while the patrol that covered them were mentioned in despatches.


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