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Soldier – Wordly – Military Medal

January 1918

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 11, 1919

The Men Who have Won Peace
Private G Wordly – Military Medallist

East Yorkshire Regiment

A concert was given by the Barnburgh Colliery Orchestra, at Goldthorpe, in honour of Pte. George Wordley, M.M., East Yorkshire, Regiment.  Mr. S. Layton presided.

Mr. E. H. Large   said that they would find that there was, according to population, a very high percentage of Goldthorpe and Highgate men had gained distinctions.

Pte. Wordly had nobly done his duty. He enlisted in the beginning of 1913, went out in June of the same year, and won the Military Medal on Nov. 11, 1917, near Fresnoy.

Pte. Wordley raided the German trenches and returned with three prisoners, and went back and reached the second line, returning with more prisoners. His action greatly stimulated his comrades.

Pte. Wordley received. the medal from Mr. G. A. Thompson, who said that they had a debt of gratitude to men hike Wordley, who bad gone out and shown such gallant conduct.

He hoped he would settle down, and in his private life be able to show the same qualities as he had done as a soldier.

lities as he had done as a soldier.