First World War, 1914-1918
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c. 1917. A portrait of Lieutenant Thomas Ridley DCM, MC, Medal of St George 4th Class (Russia). ...
c. 1917. A portrait of Lieutenant Thomas Ridley DCM, MC, Medal of St George 4th Class (Russia). Lieutenant won his Distinguished Conduct Medal for "conspicuous gallantry during operations" in Pozieres, France, on 1916-08-10 (from AWM 28, WW1 Honours and Awards). The Military Cross was awarded for "a display of fine leadership and bravery" in an attack near Morlancourt, France, on 1918-05-14 (from AWM28, Honours and Awards). Lieutenant Ridley was also awarded the Russian Medal of St. George (4th Class) for his actions at Pozieres, France, on 1916-08-22. Lieutenant Ridley died of wounds on 1918-09-10 and is buried in the St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. (Donor, Abermain Sub-Branch Returned and Services League)