235309 Private Frederick Thompson, MM.
Suffolk Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 13 November 1918. Thompson was a native of Padiham, Lancashire.
From the Burnley Express: -
FOUR PADIHAM HEROES HONOURED. MEDALS PRESENTED FOR BRAVE DEEDS.
As reported in our Wednesday's issue, on Monday evening, at
the Grand Theatre, Padiham, during an interval in the program of pictures, there
was an interesting ceremony of presentation of military honours which have been
awarded to four Padiham men as follows: - D.C.M. awarded to Corporal Swarbrick,
1/5th East Lancs., whose home is at 6, Milton Street; Military Medal and bar,
French Croix de Guerre, and Divisional Honour Roses, awarded to Sergeant Roger
Ireland, of the 11th East Lancs., whose home is at 19, Thompson Street; Military
Medal to Acting Company Sergeant-Major Richard Law, 2/5th East Lancs., whose
home is at 6, Hill Street; Military Medal to Private F. Thompson, of the Suffolk
Regiment, stretcher bearer, who lives at 7, James Street.
Councilor Ernest Wiggins, Chairman of the Padiham Urban District Council, presided, and Mr. and Mrs. John Foster, and Mrs. T.W. Waddington, of the Padiham Women's Emergency Association, pinned the medals on the breasts of the four heroes amidst much applause.
Private F. Thompson, Suffolk Regiment, got his medal for the following deed, "For his heroic determination to save the life of one of his comrades, who had been wounded, on the Le Basse front, by carrying him for something like two miles under continuous shell fire of great severity."