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Captain Harry Grey Leaver.

17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Awarded the M.C. in the London Gazette of 26 July 1918. Leaver was a native of Worsthorne, Lancashire.
The Burnley Express reported: -
WORSTHORNE OFFICER IN TIGHT PLACE.
Lieutenant Harry Grey Leaver, of the Lancashire Fusiliers and son of Mr. J. S. Leaver the postmaster of Worsthorne and Mrs. Leaver, has been awarded the Military Cross. The official note is as follows: - " For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his company and driving the enemy back to the right flank. By the promptness and dash of the counter attack a critical situation was relieved and the flank secured. Later, he again showed great courage with his company, under intense shell fire, in holding an important part of the new line." Lieutenant Leaver who has been at the front over two years, has been wounded twice. He won a scholarship to Burnley Grammer School, he went on to Manchester University where he was in the OTC.
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2nd Lt. in 4th Battalion East Lancashire Regt. 1918 employed with Army Signal Service

Blackburn Weekly Telegraph, 5th October 1918.
LIEUTENANT W. STANWORTH, M.C.
The award of Military Cross to Lieutenant Walter Stanworth (East Lancashire Regiment), son of Mr. James Stanworth, J.P. of East Park Road, Blackburn, though announced unofficially some months ago was only gazetted this week. The award is in the following terms; “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of wireless communications. Under heavy shell fired and difficult conditions generally he personally erected forward wireless stations. Wireless was the only communication for 24 hours. He did excellent services.”

Blackburn Weekly Telegraph, 9th November 1918
At an investiture at Buckingham Palace to-day, Lieut. Walter Stanworth, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanworth, Fern Bank, East Park road, will be decorated by his Majesty the King with the Military Cross, awarded for conspicuous gallantry in proceeding through a heavy barrage to an advanced post in order to establish wireless communication with the forward line and supporting troops. It was a particularly hazardous undertaking. Several of the company were killed before Lieut. Stanworth, who volunteered for the task, managed to get through. The whole time he carried his life in his hands.

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SUTCLIFFE, JOHN STEPHEN - Son of Albert and Edith Sutcliffe, of 168, Manchester Rd., Westhoughton, Bolton.


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