Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse contemporarily engraved in sans-serif capitals ‘Lieut T.R. Flynn 4th Leicestershire Regt. “Bellenglise” 29th. Sept. 1918. “Ramiecourt” 3rd. Octr. 1918.’, in original case of issue.
M.C. London Gazette 8.3.1919 Lt. (A./Capt.) Thomas Reginald Flynn, 1/4th Bn., Leic. R., T.F.
‘For marked gallantry and initiative. On 29th September, 1918, during the storming of the Hindenburg Line, near Bellenglise, he came across a trench with seven machine guns and a garrison of 130 of the enemy. He immediately rushed in, and by his quick presence of mind made them all prisoners. On the 2nd October he led his men forward under heavy fire, and filled a gap in the line, pushing further and holding the enemy up, whereby the flank was made good and the enemy driven back.’
Lieutenant Thomas Reginald Flynn, M.C., Commissioned Lieutenant, Leicestershire Regiment, 12.5.1918; appointed Acting Captain, 15.11.1918; retired with the rank of Lieutenant, 15.12.1919.
This is a good combat M.C. with a great ‘Deeds that thrill the Empire’ style action and one that would grace any collection.