Graham F. Seward.

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11/5/1917  =  Godmanchester man wins Military Medal.

News has been received at Godmanchester that Graham Seward, son of Mr. Frederick Seward, formally of the Cyclist Battalion, and now a private in the Bucks and Oxon Regt., has been awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct and bravery.  during an attack on the German trenches on a bitterly cold night, his company was hung up in the barb wire.  Seward pushed his Lewis gun to the wire, laying down in the open and firing into the enemy until all his ammunition was spent.  bullets and bombs were falling around him all the time.  By his gallant action the Germans were held back.  He has received the congratulations of his colonel, officers and men.

From a local paper dated 27/6/1917 = In memory of Pte. G. F. Seward, who was a bell ringer at St. Mary's Church, Huntingdon, a half-muffled peal was run on Sunday after the evening service.

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. . Martyn Smith