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Was just looking into some family history.

My father's uncle, the man who my father is named after (I am named after my father) fought at Flanders and the Somme in WW1, and a few other places.

He was cited in military dispatches.

The citation read 鈥楩or conspicuous gallantry while acting adjutant. When an attack on a village was held up, and touch was lost with the advanced companies, he went forward in the dark, under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, found the companies, and brought back valuable information. Throughout the operation, he displayed the greatest coolness, and the success was in great measure due to his behavior under trying circumstances. For this, he was awarded the Military Cross.

He was promoted to Lieutenant and still acting Capt. and Adjutant on the 27th of December 1918.

He was also awarded the Belgian Chevalier de l鈥橭rdre de Leopold avec Croix de Guerre on 21st August 1919. The decoration was established on 11th July 1832 and is awarded for extreme bravery in combat or for meritorious service of immense benefit to the Belgium nation.

He was also awarded he was awarded the 1914/15 Star British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

After the war, he became a convicted bigamist and fathered 18 children with his 3 wives 馃槵馃槵馃槵
Strictmichael7561-69, M
The war had negative effects on a big big lot of soldiers
@Strictmichael75 For sure
Starcrossed41-45, F
I was all wow right on dude, right up until the end. Ope.
@Starcrossed I know right 馃槀
AntisocialTroll56-60, F
That was fascinating, the last line cracked me up 馃ぃ
@AntisocialTroll A bit of a fall from grace
AntisocialTroll56-60, F
@Ozymandiaz To be fair, after the mad stress of war he had more excuses than most for going off the rails...
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SnailTeeth36-40
Nick Cannon's got 12 baby mamas.
Picklebobble256-60, M
馃榿Now thats a life !
DogMan61-69, M
Sounds like a very brave guy in war, and in family.

Was he Mormon? We still have Mormon Polygamists in the U.S.

Most are in the state of Utah. You can tell where they live, because they
have a lot of additions built on to their homes.
A trigamist ? 馃槼
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@MethDozer Wasnt he just!
MethDozerM
@Ozymandiaz This is the stuff off legends and National Treasures

 
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