Discovered a Military Medal awarded to a soldier in the 31st Battery for his actions at Vimy Ridge!
Signaller Thomas Leroy Chambers, MM was a member of 31st Battery Canadian Field Artillery and was awarded the Military Medal for his actions at Vimy Ridge. The citation reads:
For gallant and meritorious service. This man was one of the two who accompanied Lieut. Scott (since killed) with the first waves of the Infantry attack at Vimy April 9th., 1917. In spite of great difficulties he succeeded in establishing telephone communication with Group Headquarters from a forward O.P. on the far slope of the RIDGE. The information he thus made it possible to send back as to the disposition of our own and enemy troops was of the greatest value. Throughout the day under heavy shellfire Signaller Chambers steadily patrolled the line, repairing many breaks, and succeeded in maintaining constant communication with Group Headquarters.
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