Apr 1974

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Letter sent from Bontnewydd, Caernarfon. Undated - early April 1974. MRR confirms that he knew Capt. GJ. He encloses a typed copy of an article printed in the Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald, May 1918, titled 'A Local Hero'. It concerns MRR being awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal, an extremely high level award for bravery. The circumstances relate to his taking over command of the platoon when the officer in charge was severely wounded while going over the top. ACH notes that he replied 7 Apr, enclosing a postal order for the book, and promised to write soon regarding Capt GJ.