A Brave Wolverhampton
1808 Sergeant Thomas Edward
Collins Military Medal MiD.
R.A.M.C. 1/3rd North Midland
Thomas with his wife Fanny.
|Thomas at War.|
Thomas was awarded the
Miltary medal for bravery, below is his citation.
- Military Medal.
At Lievin on
the night 23/24 April This N.C.O performed several acts of exceptional
R.A.M.C. Post in Lievin had of necessity to be close up to our attacking
line - stretcher cases had to be rescued under heavy machine gun fire,
and a barrage of shell fire was later placed by the enemy. The
staff Sgt. R.A.M.C. was killed, two other Sergeants wounded, and Sgt.
Collins conducted evacuations single handed getting 160 cases back from
places that required great courage. I recommended this N.C.O. on July
1st 1916 for immediate reward for his bravery and devotion to duty
during the attack on Gommecourt, and again on March 3rd 1917 for
devotion to duty and good work at Bienvillers but regret without
for immediate reward 4th May 1917.
Thomas's actual typed citation.
1917 Thomas was mentioned in dispatches, below is the document sent to
him in March 1919 which reads -
Army Medical Corps (T.F.) No 1808 Sjt T. E. Collins 1/3rd N.Mid. Fd. Amb.
mentioned in Dispatch from
Marshall Sir Douglas Haig GCB,GCVO,KCIE
9th April 1917
gallant and distinguished services in the Field
it in command from the King to record His Majesty's
appreciation of the services rendered.
Secretary of State for War