The Great War

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While a party of about ten grenadiers were throwing grenades into the enemy's trenches by means of catapult, the strand of the catapult broke and a powerful grenade, the fuse of which was nearly burnt, dropped into the trench. Lance-Corporal W.Handley, the 17th Divisional Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps, who was in charge of the party, rushed forward and hurled the grenade over the parapet. It burst just before reaching the ground. For his conspicuous gallantry Lance-Corporal Handley was awarded the D.C.M.