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Roy Morton Fells
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Roy Morton Fells Regiment: Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment) Battalion: 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 67166 Rank: Sergeant Date of Birth: March 8, 1895 (actual year of birth 1896) Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 12, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 19 (Actual Age 18) Height: 5 Feet 11 3/4 Inches Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Black Weight: 165 lbs. Previous Military Experience: Enrolled at Yarmouth Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: William Fells, (Father) Yarmouth Nova Scotia Military Medal The Level 3 Gallantry Medal was established during the First World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London Gazette issue 29535, (back dated to 1914) to personnel of the British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded the M.M.). The military decoration was awarded to R Fells for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and R Fells earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name. Gazette Information: London Gazette No. 31430. Military Medal. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the field. Gazette Date: 01/07/1919 Gazette Page: 8341
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Roy Fells served in both World War I and World War II. Date of Death: December 2, 1943 Age: 48 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery Grave Reference: Lot 36. Sec. T see: WWII military - Roy Morton Fells
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