Aylward, John Augustus Samuel

John Augustus Samuel Aylward

John Augustus Samuel Aylward

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles

Parents: The Rev Augustus Frewen & Mrs Annie Margaret Aylward

Address: Born in Blaby, Leicestershire

Other Info: Awarded the Military Cross. He is fighting in the East, where he has done splendid service. At the Battle of Gaza he was wounded and was given the M.C. on the battlefield.

John’s medal citation reads: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an action. He showed the greatest coolness and ability when his platoon was enfiladed during the attack, and saved many lives by his judgement and skill in a difficult situation”

Additional information from the Lives of the First World War website.

Published: December 1917

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