WWI D.C.M. & RUSSIAN CROSS OF ST. GEORGE GROUP TO 5 MEDALS TO CPL. J. HEYWOOD, 12/LANC. FUS.

Distinguished Conduct Medal George V to 12-8467 Pte. J. Heywood, 12/Lanc. Fus.; 1914-15 Star to 8467 Pte. J. Heywood, Lan. Fus.; WWI War Medal to 8467 Pte. J. Heywood, Lan. Fus.; WWI Victory Medal to 8467 Pte. 8467 Pte. J. Heywood, Lan. Fus.; Russian Cross of St. George 4th Class numbered '127232', all housed in a blue velvet-lined leather case with hallmarked silver (Birmingham 1915) plaque engraved: "Presented to Corporal J. Heywood by his fellow workmen in recognition of honour won in the Great War, Feb 8th 1917".
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Distinguished Conduct Medal Gazetted 25 Nov 1916: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He tended the wounded under heavy fire throughout the day, displaying great courage and determination. Later, he dug five men out of a dug-out which has been blown in." Russian Cross of St. George 4th Class Gazetted 15 Feb 1917. Heywood Advertiser 28 Sep 1917: "Corporal James Heywood, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr J.T. Heywood, Bury New Road, Heywood, was wounded in the right hand on September 8th, and is in the 25th General Hospital, Boulogne. This is the second time he has been wounded, the previous occasion being Gallipoli." James Henry Heywood was the son of Mr J.T. Heywood of Bury New Road, Heywood and entered France with the 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers on 5 Sep 1915, later transferring to the 6th Battalion. The following is an extract from the Rochdale TImes 17 May 1916: "Heywood Soldiers Killed - Corporal James Heywood, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr. J.T. Heywood, Bury New Road, Heywood, was wounded in the right hand on September 8th, and is in the 25th General Hospital, Boulogne. This is the second time he has been wounded, the previous occasion being in Gallipoli."