Honouring Acts of WWI Heroism: 8 Heroes

A brief look at just some of the company's men who won military honours for their service overseas

Photograph of Captain Donaldson (1916-09-30)TfL Corporate Archives

Captain J M Donaldson: Military Cross

Captain Donaldson of the King's Royal Rifles was honoured for action on 15th July 1916. 

"...whilst wounded he remained with his company, encouraging them on under heavy...fire, until he was hit again and forced to retire."

Image of soldier Gallop (1916-11-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Sergeant J Gallop: Military Medal

Sergeant Gallop was awarded the Military Medal for taking an enemy trench with only 1 man wounded

Another military medallist, 1916-11-01, From the collection of: TfL Corporate Archives
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Another military medallist, 1916-11-01, From the collection of: TfL Corporate Archives
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Image of Percy Jones (1916-09-14)TfL Corporate Archives

Gunner Percy Jones: Military Medal

"When no telephonists or linesmen were available, volunteered to patrol the O.P. wire as communication had failed. He succeeded in mending several breaks in the line and restoring communication"

Letter regarding Percy Jones (1916-09-14)TfL Corporate Archives

1917-01 Heroic Deeds of TOT soldiers - Gunner Percy Jones
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Streatham Garage Man Awarded Military Medal

Image of C Manley (1917-07-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Private C Manley: Military Medal

"...for taking an important message to the firing line"

One of Streatham's best (1917-07-01)TfL Corporate Archives

One of Streatham's Best

Image of W Fern (1918-07-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Sergeant W Fern: Military Medal

Sergeant Fern was awarded his medal for repairing damage to the main line leading to the gun-spurs, whilst being under heavy shell fire all the time

A Military Medallist, 1918-07-01, From the collection of: TfL Corporate Archives
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A Military Medallist, 1918-07-01, From the collection of: TfL Corporate Archives
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One of Our Best (1916-01-21)TfL Corporate Archives

Sergeant Major Chouffot: Distinguished Service Medal

For excellent work in maintaining discipline in the R.N.D. Transport and for convoying a column of transport, frequently under fire, in the neighbourhood of Ypres and elsewhere

Image of A Therin (1916-07-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Lance Corporal A Therin: Military Medal

Awarded for rescuing wounded comrades under heavy fire

Image of W A Owers (1916-10-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Sergeant W A Owers: Military Medal

"...for conspicuous bravery in capturing a hostile machine gun in Delville Wood"

Military Medal for MET Conductor (1916-10-01)TfL Corporate Archives

1916-10 Military Medal fro MET Condutor
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Military Medal for M.E.T. Conductor W.A. Owers

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