Honour for a Farnham Soldier

Honour for a Farnham Soldier

Title: Honour for a Farnham Soldier
Description: Taken from the Surrey and Hants News 10 August 1916 by-nc

Taken from the Surrey and Hants News, 10 August 1916

Sergeant E J Doulton wins the English Military Medal

‘Sergt. E.J. Doulton, R.A.M.C, son of Mr and Mrs W Doulton, 2 Adams Park Road, Farnham, is probably the first Farnham man to receive the new decoration, the English Military Medal.

Writing to his parents, Sgt Doulton states that he and about 60 others were presented with the medal before 15,000 men and four bands while on parade “for devotion to duty and also for dressing the wounded under shell fire.”

The medal, with ribbon attached, was pinned on his breast by the General commanding his regiment on July 27th which, by a happy coincidence, was the sergeant’s birthday.

Prior to joining up two years ago, Sergt Doulton was employed by the International Meat Company at Farnham. He had previously had a good deal of training for Red cross work while a member of the St John’s Ambulance Corps for three years, during which time he gained two certificated and a medallion for efficient work.  He was a well-known all-round sportsman.  Born and brought up in Farnham, he was for 12 years a member of the St James’ Church choir. He has now served for a year in France’.

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