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A Great War M.M. and Bar to Lieutenant G.A. Warner, Machine Gun Corps, Late Royal Fusiliers, Military Medal, G.V.R., with Bar for Second Award (5504 Sjt., 11/R. Fus.), minor edge bruise, nearly extremely fine

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A Great War M.M. and Bar to Lieutenant G.A. Warner, Machine Gun Corps, Late Royal Fusiliers, Military Medal, G.V.R., with Bar for Second Award (5504 Sjt., 11/R. Fus.), minor edge bruise, nearly extremely fine
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M.M. London Gazette 11.11.1916.

Bar to M.M. London Gazette 6.1.1917.

Lieutenant George Andrew Warner, M.M., first entered the French Theatre of War in early September 1915 as a Corporal in the 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. As noted by the Regimental War Diary, he was quick to distinguish himself, showing 'conspicuous bravery' when recovering the body of a Lieutenant Sharp 'from within 15 yards of the German trenches'. It is more likely, however, that his M.M. reflected brave service on the 'First Day of the Somme', when his Battalion was engaged in 'fierce hand-to-hand fighting at Maple Trench' and sustained over 200 casualties. Subsequently commissioned into the Lincolnshire Regiment in May 1915, having added a Bar to his M.M. in the previous January, Warner finished the War as a Lieutenant in the 16th Machine Gun Corps.

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