Fusilier John Worsley (3446868) was awarded the M.M. and Croix De Guerre.
On – 19/20 March, Fusilier Worsley was Second in Command of a Patrol consisting of an Officer and six men, which were moving to an objective some 2,000 yards in front of our lines in the British Sector. During Patrol a German Patrol of double the strength was sighted. This Patrol was followed for a considerable way and, to engage it, the Officer in charge of our Patrol divided his party into two portions, Fusilier Worsley taking Command of one portion. The enemy patrol was engaged and dispersed, leaving 5 dead and a wounded prisoner, who was carried back to our line by Fusilier Worsley. The latter’s personal Bravery and coolness and his leadership of half the patrol contributed largely to the success gained.
Fusilier John Worsley (middle) watches as Captain J H Hudson receives his Croix De Guerre (Captain Hudson was awarded the Military Cross and Croix De Guerre for his contribution during the action described above). Picture courtesy of the Lancs-Fusiliers.co.uk