Military Medal GVR, (202299 Pte. F. Bonsall. 1/5 R. Lanc. R.) British War Medal, Victory Medal. (202299. Pte. F. Bonsall. R. Lanc. R.) 202299. Private. F. Bonsall. King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. EF
London gazette 7.10.1918 1st 5th battalion Royal Lances (T.F) immediate award.‘Throughout the operations near Le Touret from 9th to 14th April 1918, he never failed in delivering messages from Battalion H.Q. for the companies through heavy shell and rifle fire. Often in full view of the enemy and being sniped at, he always showed a grim determination to ‘get there’ with his despatches’
It’s extremely rare to get any citation for a military medal.
The next of kin Rusholme. Enlisted for service 26.3.1917 with the 1/4th battalion his occupation a sign writer. His wife was Ada Mary and had four children.