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Soldier – Wright, Percy – Military Medal

November 1918

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 9, 1918

Corporal. Percy Wright
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Corporal Wright of 17,Victoria street, Dar-field, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field.

Sec-Lieut. John Hayes  also of Darfield, in a letter home, says:

“It will be interesting for you to know that on my arrival at the battalion, I had the great pleasure of meeting a man from Darfield in my own Company, Cpl. Wright, who resides at 17, ‘Victoria Street Darfield. This man joined the battalion some months ago as a private, and has been through a great deal of fighting.  That, he is made of the right material is proved by the fact that he has been awarded the Military Medal. He also gives me to understand that there is a likelihood of his receiving a further decoration.

I sincerely hope this is true, not only for the honour of the regiment, this  but also a credit to his own native village. By this time Darfield should be quite proud of her distinguished heroes, and I trust the time is not far distant when these well-tried warriors will return to the peace and quiet of domestic life and there receive the good wishes and congratulations of a grateful townspeople.”

Since writing this, Sec Lieut.Hayes has been wounded in the chest and wrist, and is now in hospital in Marylebone. He has been serving throughout the war.