30576 Corporal Thomas Griffin.

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King's Own Scottish Borderers.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 3 September 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 23 April 1918.

Awarded the French Croix de Guerre in the London Gazette of ####.

Griffin was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After the camouflage covering of a shell dump had been set on fire by enemy shelling, he promptly removed the shells from the blazing material, thus averting an explosion. He behaved with great gallantry and promptitude."

The Burnley Express of 11 June 1919 reported: - MEN WHO SCORNED DANGER UNIQUE BURNLEY PRESENTATIONS EXPLOITS OF TRIPLE MEDALISTS. The Military Medal was awarded for "Bravery in the field in Palestine on 13 November 1917. When all the battalion officers had been killed or wounded, this N.C.O. took charge of the remaining men, rallied them, and charged across 200 yards of open ground and captured a strong position held by a party of desperate Turks, assisted by three machine guns."

The Criox de Guerre was awarded in July 1918 in connection with the Somme operations. His certificate states "A French trooper was badly wounded, and Corporal Griffin carried him to safety under heavy machine gun barrage."

Griffin lived at 101, Grey Street, Burnley, Lancashire. He enlisted on the 10 December 1915 and was discharged due to wounds on the 1 May 1919 at which time he received the Silver War Badge number B-210841.