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WWI M.C. GROUP OF 3 MEDALS & DEATH PLAQUE TO 2.LIEUT. W. CRAMPTON, R.F.A.

*** RESERVED *** Military Cross George V unnamed as issued; WWI War & Victory Medals to 2. Lieut. W. Crampton; Death Plaque to William Crampton.
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Military Cross Gazetted 16 Sep 1918: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his battery was firing with open sights on the advancing infantry he  took charge of the gun, which was under most intense machine-gun fire, and took his place in the detachment until the until the enemy fire had abated. Subsequently he sent back valuable information from the front line during enemy attacks. He set a most excellent example to all under him." William Crampton was the son of James and Mary Ann Crampton of 77 King Edward Road, Thorne, Yorkshire and served with B Battery, 175th Brigade and died on 17 Feb 1919, buried at Etaples Military Cemetery and commemorated on the Thorne War Memorial.

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