15262 Private John ‘Jack’ Arnold Mallett of the 3rd (King’s Own) Hussars was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in The Field between April and June 1917.

Pte JA Mallett - 3H

His award was gazetted on the 18th of July 1917, the schedule indicating that his award was either for the Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge between the 9th of April and 4th of June 1917 or for Messines on the 6th of June 1917.

Some awards were also made for minor operations, trench raids etc.

Jack was later commissioned in the West Riding Regiment (24th February 1918) although in the photo it is the 3rd Hussars cap badge which is being worn.

Jack’s MM ribbon is also visible in this undated photo.

Source: British Army Ancestors FB page.

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