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Chiswick's Gallant Gunner
Chiswick's Gallant Gunner

Chiswick's Gallant Gunner 1916


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Chiswick's Gallant Gunner 1916

1 mins United Kingdom

Major General Lord Cheylesmore, a peer, soldier and chairman of the London County Council, leads the cheers after pinning a Military Medal to the chest of Maurice Samuels, a Chiswick tram driver who rescued wounded soldiers under fire at Ypres. Samuels smiles at the camera, while women behind stand grinning. Samuels, who volunteered at the war’s outbreak and was twice severely wounded at Ypres himself, survived the war, receiving a medical discharge in December 1916.

Selected by London's Screen Archives From the BFI National Archive




World War I Bravery awards Medals (military)


Cinema of WWI 1916 on Film




United Kingdom



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