WW1 8th BN Royal Scots Fusiliers Military Cross Legion d’Honneur Group of Four Medals.
Awarded to Captain Henry Steven Bryce who took command when all senior officers were killed or wounded and led his men under heavy machine gun and artillery fire. Comprising:Military Cross “H.S. BRYCE R.S.F. 19TH SEPT 1918” (Privately Engraved), British War Medal, Victory Medal, “CAPT” (officially reimpressed), French d’Honneur Chevalier (Enamel Damaged). Group mounted for display. ... Accompanied by a quantity of research.
Military Cross London Gazette 1st January 1919. “For conspicuous gallantry during operations against the Touque on 19th September 1918. His Company Commander and other Officers having early become casualties, he led the Company on to the objective under intense machine gun and artillery fire. He kept his men in the enemy second line until the last possible moment and when ordered to withdraw, he withdrew them successfully. His cool courage and able leadership were a fine example to those under him.”.French d’Honneur Chevalier London Gazette 7th October 1919.Captain Henry Steven Bryce was born in 1894 and enlisted into the Black Watch landed in France during August 1916. He applied for commission and this was granted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers which was granted in July 1917. Returning to France he was wounded to the right arm and hand at Verlianes on the 24th March 1918, but was soon returned to his unit. Joining the 8th Bn R.S.F. during the closing stages of the war the Battalion was transferred to Salonika, during the action in which he won the Military Cross he was wounded along with 18 other Officers who were killed or wounded. He remained with the Regiment after the war for a short period.