BiographyOn the 28 July 1917 Edward Pickard was awarded the Military Medal for "Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty". On the 10th April 1917 he remained in a destroyed gun pit, which was under heavy fire, attending to the wounded and between 14th April and 18th April 1917 he "behaved excellently under heavy shell fire, and though himself badly shaken, remained on duty attending casualties". He had previously "done excellent work" at Ypres and the Somme. On the 28 September 1917 he was posthumously awarded a Bar to his Military Medal. The citation stated that on the 28th July 1917 "although severely wounded in three places, including a broken leg Pickard's first thought …was for his wounded comrades" His battery position was destroyed by enemy shell fire and one man was killed and 4 others, including Pickard, were wounded. Edward Pickard's address at the time of enlistment was given as Berowra.Age45Date of Death04-08-17Civil employmentPoultry FarmerRelationshipsSon of Thomas and Martha Pickard, of Dilly Brook Farm, North Bradley, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.