|The Rushden Echo, 10th November, 1916, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Rushden Soldier Honoured - Military Medal for a “Tank” Hero
Private Percy Raworth, son of Councillor Raworth, of Harrogate, has, as already reported in the “Rushden Echo,” been awarded the military medal for services in England’s great offensive machine the “Tank.” He is the brother-in-law of Mr. H. Ingle, of Rushden, and for some time after the war commenced was stock-keeper at Mr. Ingle’s leather warehouse at Rushden. Previous to coming to Rushden he was in the firm’s Leicester branch. He has been several times in action in the “Tanks.” Once he was four hours under fire digging the “Tank” out of a German “dug-out” into which it had sunk. On another occasion the “Tank” caught fire, and Pte Raworth and his driver got the military medal.