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  • Tredegar by Tredegar

    This is for the Cyclist Company (6th Division) Divisional Troops under awards and commendations.

    "Pte. Tyrrell (this man was awarded 2 years ??? H.L. just before the Battle of Hooge 9 August 1915, he showed such conspicuous bravery during that action that the General Officer commanding the 6th Division ??? the whole sentence and mentioned the man in dispatches).

    I am having trouble with the two words that are question marks. Any mods out there able to help?


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Message for Tredegar re not sure off certain words as on your page
    link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003tkr

    I read it as ..(1). this man was awarded 2 years imprisonment hard labour...

    and (2) the General Officer commanding the 6th Division squashed the whole sentence and he was mentioned in despatches (tag = #mid) Also there is a #story here why his sentence was squashed due to bravery.

    PS If you have a question it is best to put the link in for the page. I have inserted the link for your page from the comment you made on the page in question earlier. 😃

    PPS I am not a Moderator.


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    I agree with Marie. Imp would mean imprisonment, and it looks like the second word you couldn't make out might be squashed or quashed, meaning the man's sentence was revoked in consequence of his bravery.

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  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    quashed would be more usual in this context, but it does look like squashed