Lance Sergeant Harold Barton was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy .
In the 1950's Harold Barton MM, from Didsbury, was an active supporter of his local branch of the Commando Association .Sources  London Gazettes 20 July 1944 Supp. 36615, page 3377.  National Archives file WO373/6/625.  Commando Association newsletter 23 issued Sept. 1956.