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Letter of Commendation detailing the reasons for awarding a Military Medal to Private Hopkin Joseph Thomas (241808 1/5th Btn, The Welsh Regiment). Signed by Lt-Col. H.R.Bowen, it describes his bravery in an action against the Turkish forces near Beersheba on 3 November 1917. ‘This man in the attack, when wounded in the leg, went back and brought up reinforcements. After returning to the firing line, though told to go to the rear, he went back and brought up ammunition which was urgently needed. All this was carried out under heavy rifle and machine gun fire’.api ref:WVP10102

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