Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
The following N.C.O and men having been awarded the Military Medals and Divisional Cards for gallantry and devotion to duty during the operation of YPRES, 15th & 16th Aug, the divisional cards were presented to the recipients at BEAUMETZ by MAJOR W.A.V. CHURTON, D.S.O, with the exception of Pte ROYLE, J.W. who was wounded during the above-mentioned operations and is in hospital to 240474 Sgt HEWITT, C.G to 240948 Pte BELLIS, J. to 240588 Pte MORRISON, F. to 241164 Pte MITCHELL, W. to 240391 Pte ATHERTON, J. to 240606 Pte ROYLE, J.W. to 241295 Pte COOMBES C.H. attd 193 M.G. Coy was also awarded the Military Medal for the same operations.