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Old 17-12-2017, 08:16 PM
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Default 11914 L./C. J Kellett

My grandfather never disclosed what he did to earn the Military Medal. I personally asked him about it and he deflected my questions. It was probably won at The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Battle of Broodseinde or The Second Battle of Passchendaele - all of which involved the 14th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers in 1917.
After the war he became a fierce competitor in the annual leek show which I believe was held at the Red Row Working Men's Club. According to family legend he won so regularly he was made a judge, to eliminate him from the competition.
Do you know what caused the eventual demolition of the Picture Hall? Was it the same fire as that which destroyed the Grey Arms?
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