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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 17:20 GMT (UK)  »
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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Don and Ann Mackenzie Marriage
« on: Friday 24 March 23 17:19 GMT (UK)  »
March 9 1803
80   _____ ? Then contracted Donald Mckenzie tenant? in Unapool in order to marriage with Ann Mckensie in Com___? & the same to take place in due course of law? under the above penalty to be paid by the party failing to the Session of Assent**
John M Mcleod Cautioner of s(ai)d Don'd Mckenzie
_____ Mckenzie C* for said Ann M Mckensie

* is this short for "Cautioner"?
** Session and Assent include the long "s".


You can check out the meaning of "cautioner" online - a guarantor

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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 15:41 GMT (UK)  »
The announcement should have appeared in the London Gazette in July 1952, but I can't immediately find it. The Gazette site isn't the easiest to search, but you need to select the option to include the Supplements, along with the man's name plus a bracket of dates (for instance 1950-54) for the Korean War.
His personal number was 417045. His full name is John Leslie Bowler.
As Shaun has said, his citation is available at TNA. Page 3 provides the full citation for why he was awarded the MC.

I was intrigued to note that the Daily Mail report was headed "MCs for 3 hushed up"
Note - The "3" were gazetted 4 July 1952


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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 15:28 GMT (UK)  »
Checking out John's father, L W H Bowler, reports of his winning the M.C appeared in the newspapers April/May 1918 and a report of a bar being awarded appeared early 1919. These reports include descriptions of how the awards were won and confirms the M.C was gazetted 22 Apr 1918.

Seems "L W H" was also something of an athlete.

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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 14:45 GMT (UK)  »
There's a report in the Daily Mail, 21 July 1952 that includes a photo of Lieut Bowler. It mentions his father won the M.C in WWI and also the ancestor inventing the bowler hat.
Have sent a Private Message.

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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 14:24 GMT (UK)  »
Daily Telegraph, Jun 21 1952
Sec. Lieutenant J L Bowler, 20, Welch Regiment, a descendant of the inventor of the bowler hat, has received an immediate award of the M.C. in rescuing wounded in Korea.
His mother, Mrs Constance Bowler, Ashley Drive, Walton on Thames, Surrey, said last night "William Bowler, my husband's great, great uncle made a billycock hat, the original "bowler", for the then Earl of Leicester.
My son, a National Serviceman, educated at Cranleigh, sailed for Korea and has spent seven and a half months at the front since then. The citation mentions his extreme bravery and tactical ability. His father, Mr L W H Bowler is a hat manufacturer in London".

Love the bowler hat connection.

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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 14:06 GMT (UK)  »
Just about to post its being reported in the Daily Telegraph, Jun 21 1952

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Armed Forces / Re: Military Cross citation, service in Korea.
« on: Friday 24 March 23 14:04 GMT (UK)  »
Cannot spot as yet anything related to the award of the M.C., but did spot -

The Daily Telegraph, Sat, 1 Mar 1952
CASUALTIES IN KOREA
"The War Office last night reported Sec. Lt. J. Bowler, Welch Regiment, wounded in Korea ..."

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There's a lengthy report of the Hive going ashore and the saving of the ship in the Launceston Advertiser, 14  Jan 1836.

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