Handwritten letter describing the events which led to the award of the Military Cross to JB MacLachlan

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                                                       31/au

Dear Miss  ... 

   It has been brought to my notice in a

round about fashion that you are desirous

of knowing the circumstances under which

Lt MacLachlan won his M.C. and as I am

sure he would not do himself justice in any

account he would give I am taking the matter

out of his hands altogether - when volunteers

were called for to spend four days in the front

line at Passchendaele he at once submitted his

name and was chosen for the purpose- he stuck

to his post during that period under heavy

fire and conditions most foul and sent

back valuable information to artillery. H.Q.

for all of which he was highly commended

We are very proud of him

       Yours truly

        C T Hiches Major

            OC 1 CH 13


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                                                       31/au

Dear Miss  ... 

   It has been brought to my notice in a

round about fashion that you are desirous

of knowing the circumstances under which

Lt MacLachlan won his M.C. and as I am

sure he would not do himself justice in any

account he would give I am taking the matter

out of his hands altogether - when volunteers

were called for to spend four days in the front

line at Passchendaele he at once submitted his

name and was chosen for the purpose- he stuck

to his post during that period under heavy

fire and conditions most foul and sent

back valuable information to artillery. H.Q.

for all of which he was highly commended

We are very proud of him

       Yours truly

        C T Hiches Major

            OC 1 CH 13



Transcription history
  • November 17, 2017 15:21:16 Thomas A. Lingner

                                                           31/au

    Dear Miss  ... 

       It has been brought to my notice in a

    round about fashion that you are desirous

    of knowing the circumstances under which

    Lt MacLachlan won his M.C. and as I am

    sure he would not do himself justice in any

    account he would give I am taking the matter

    out of his hands altogether - when volunteers

    were called for to spend four days in the front

    line at Passchendaele he at once submitted his

    name and was chosen for the purpose- he stuck

    to his post during that period under heavy

    fire and conditions most foul and sent

    back valuable information to artillery. H.Q.

    for all of which he was highly commended

    We are very proud of him

           Yours truly

            C T Hiches Major

                OC 1 CH 13


  • November 17, 2017 15:19:16 Thomas A. Lingner

                                                           31/au

    Dear Miss  ... 

       It has been brought to my notice in a

    round about fashion that you are desirous

    of knowing the circumstances under which

    Lt MacLachlan won his M.C. and as I am

    sure he would not do himself justice in any

    account he would give I am taking the matter

    out of his hands altogether - when volunteers

    were called for to spend four days in the front

    line at Passhendaele he at once submitted his

    name and was chosen for the purpose- he stuck

    to his post during that period under heavy

    fire and conditions most foul and sent

    back valuable information to artillery. H.Q.

    for all of which he was highly commended

    We are very proud of him

           Yours truly

            C T Hiches Major

                OC 1 CH 13



  • November 17, 2017 15:18:40 Thomas A. Lingner

                                                           31/au

    Dear Miss  ... 

       It has been brought to my notice in a

    round about fashion that you are desirous

    of knowing the circumstances under which

    Lt Machlachlan won his M.C. and as I am

    sure he would not do himself justice in any

    account he would give I am taking the matter

    out of his hands altogether - when volunteers

    were called for to spend four days in the front

    line at Passhendaele he at once submitted his

    name and was chosen for the purpose- he stuck

    to his post during that period under heavy

    fire and conditions most foul and sent

    back valuable information to artillery. H.Q.

    for all of which he was highly commended

    We are very proud of him

           Yours truly

            C T Hiches Major

                OC 1 CH 13



  • November 1, 2017 14:40:57 Annick Rodriguez

                                                           31/au

    Dear Miss  ... 

       It has been brought to my notice in a

    round about fashion that you are desirous

    of knowing the circumstances under which

    Lt Machlachlan won his M.C. and as I am

    sure he would not do himself justice in any

    account he would give I am taking the matter

    out of his hands altogether -when volunteers

    were called for to spend four days in the  ... 

    hire at Passhendaele he at once submitted his

    name and was chosen for the purpose- he stuck

    to his post during that period under heavy

    fire and conditions most foul and sent

    back valuable information to artillery. H.Q.

    for all of which he was highly commended

    We are very proud of him

           Yours truly

            C T Hiches Major

                OC 1 CH 13



  • November 1, 2017 14:37:10 Annick Rodriguez

                                                           31/au

    Dear Miss  ... 

       It has been brought to my notice in a

    round about fashion that you are desirous

    of knowing the circumstances under which

    Lt Machlachlan won his M.C. and as I am

    sure he would not do himself justice in any

    account he would give I am taking the matter



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    18235 / 206820
    Source
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    Contributor
    James Boyd MacLachlann
    License
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    • English

    • Western Front




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