Corporal Fred White
7th Manchester Regiment
Parishioner Mavis Kinghorn’s Grandad was award the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) “for conspicuous gallantry on 7th August 1915, at Krithia Nullah, Gallipoli.
After all the Officers and N.C.O.’s had fallen, Corporal White took command and rallied the men who were wavering under a close and withering fire. His bravery and resource were most marked”
“He guided a small party to shelter within a few yards of the main Turkish redoubt, and by his impromptu leadership, not only enabled them to hold out during the whole day, but brought them to back to safety after sundown.”
He was presented with the award at Heaton Park alongside several others of the Battalion, who were also honoured for their bravery.