The Great War
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When a bomb thrown by the enemy fell at his feet in the trench, Temporary Lieutenant Hugh Cowell Kinred, of the 14th Battalion, Gloucester Regiment, at once threw himself on it, and was blown into the air and much bruised and cut by the explosion, his life being saved by his steel waistcoat. His plucky action saved many casualties. He was awarded the M.C. for conspicuous gallantry.