Military Cross GVR issue, 1914-15 Star, (T-1597 C.S. Mjr. J. A. Rawlings. A.S.C. ) British War Medal, Victory Medal (Lieut. J. A. Rawlings) Lieut. J. A. Rawlings. Army Service Corps. Choice EF
M.C. London Gazette 10 December 1919:
‘On 2 September 1918, near Clery-sur-Somme, he was acting as a battery leader. It was necessary to bring the battery past a crossroads which was being shelled. Standing on the crossroads himself he took advantage of the intervals between the shells to pass vehicles, one at a time. By his cool courage and resource, he undoubtedly saved his battery many casualties. The road by which the battery advanced was strewn with men and horses of other batteries going into action in the same area.’
John Arthur Rawlings arrived in France as a Company-Sergeant-Major in the Army Service Corps on 16 April 1915. Subsequently commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in March 1917, he won his M.C. for the above cited deeds while attached to A/14th Brigade, R.F.A.
Sold with copied London Gazette and M.I.C. stating the campaign medals were issued in 1924. In the 1911 census he was listed as living at 15 Holborn Street, Hull, and his trade a master tailor. His home address after the war was Braemar, Willerby, Hull.