Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:01 PM
He is also mentioned in the history "The Rangers Historical Records" on page 36. This concerns Second Ypres in may 1915, when the battalion advanced in support of the Monmouths, 200 strong (counterattack near Frezenberg). After this action it is recorded that "Of survivors there were ultimately collected by sergeant W J Hornall (every officer having been either killed, wounded or taken prisoner) 53, mainly pioneers and signallers.
In the list of Military Medals to the battalion, there are 11 Gazetted on the same day as Sgt Hornals. For at least one of these, to Riflemanl W E Taunt, the pension records survive. He is recorded as wounded on 8th May 1915, and not serving outside Britain again. So Taunts MM is probably for this action or another during second Ypres.
Still have a few of the other 11 to check for papers on, so far I've checked 5, with one hit. (Taunt)