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8591: Private Frederick Averill No. 26965

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posted on 2024-01-17, 16:19 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Swinton and Pendlebury Urban District Council testimonial recognition of Private Frederick Averill in 1920. In recognition of his ''conspicious gallantry under heavy fire at Givenchy.'' Frederick served in the King's Own Royal Lancaster (55th West Lancashire Division) and he won the military medal on April 9th 1918 at Givenchy.

Born in 1881, he died in 1958 and lived in Northwreps.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Iona Folliard

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Private Frederick Averill

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1920

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Givenchy. From Lancashire: 26 Moorside Road, Swinton

Object(s)

Testimonia (dated 1920); Cap badge; Lancaster pin; regiment photo; photo on wedding day; Christmas card 1917; picture of the military medal and letter from the major; postcard from the front.

Community Collection Day

Ashleigh Primary School, Wymondham (23/03/19)

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