A Fine First War Military Medal for Rushing Enemy Posts 1918
A Fine First War Military Medal for Rushing Enemy Posts 1918 - George V, uncrowned head, (14642 PTE. J. IRVINE. 1/WELL: R.). Naming is impressed, very fine. Foonote: Private James Irvine, 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment. “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field east of Le Quesnoy on the 4th November 1918. During the operations on this date the above man was most conspicuous for good work and tireless energy. His company was working up the course of a river and he repeatedly pushed forward to rush the numerous hostile posts which required prompt attention after the barrage had passed over them. Throughout the action he was tireless in his efforts to locate the enemy and was an inspiration to the men of his section.” Prior to enlisting he was a sailor by profession and listed his next of kin as being his mother, living in Scotland.