Solomon Swale (c.1897-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SWALE, SOLOMON (ROLLY), MM and Bar. Private. No 241184. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Jonas and Martha Elizabeth Swale, 'Nont Sarah's Hotel', Scammonden. Enlisted in the Transport Section of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in May, 1915. Embarked for France on 2.12.1916. Was an expert rider and driver.
Awarded the Military Medal for "splendid courage and coolness on the night of September 28th and 29th, 1918. He was in charge of a limber with two mules containing rations and water for one of the Companies. He had to pass through––– which was being intensely shelled at the time to deliver rations to one of the bridges on the canal. He successfully accomplished his difficult task and got his limber and animals safely away. Entirely by his grit and determination was it possible to get the rations close to the front Company and so prevent a weakening of the line for ration carrying."
Died of wounds at No 29 Casualty Clearing Station on 21.10.1918, aged 21 years. Awarded a bar to the Military Medal posthumously on 14.5.1919. Buried DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 7.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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