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Toon, Tom - DCM

Rank : Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant

Army Number : 6148

Unit : 1st Bn, 6th Bn

Biography :

Tom Toon was serving as Lance Corporal in 1st Bn in 1906. He deployed to France in 1st Bn in September 1914. In 6th Bn in the rank of RQMS he was awarded the D.C.M. for services in World War One (L.G 11.3.1920: "On 23rd October 1918, at Vendegies, he was in charge of the ration party. On the way up the party came under shelling, and also a heavy barrage. By his powers of leadership and disregard for his own safety he brought the party through the barrage, and delivered rations to the battalion in the line."). He also received the War Medal 1939-45 and the Defence Medal for services in World War Two. His medal group is on display in this museum.

Date of Birth : c1886

Period of Service : 1906-18; 1939-45

Conflicts : WW1, WW2

Places Served : France

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