A Good Machine Gun Corps Military Medal for the 3rd Battle of Ypres 20th-26th September 1917 (Passchendaele)
Military Medal (Geo V) 53762 Sjt J.M. Farquharson. 228 / Coy M.G.C.; British War and Victory medals, 53762 Sjt J.M. Farquharson. M.G.C.
With Original Discharge Certificate, Gallantry Card, Cap badge, and shoulder title (Medals and badges mounted for display.
James Moir Farquharson was from Holburn Street, Aberdeen. Born in 1894 He enlisted on the 26th May 1915 in Aberdeen to serve for the period of the war, into the Machine Gun Corps, and was posted to the Gordon Highlanders, with whom he served until the 30th August 1916, transferring to the M.G.C. joining 228 Coy M.G.C. on the 11th July 1917.
He must have made an immediate impression as he is issued with a Gallantry Card dated 18th October 1917 which reads:
“Your gallant conduct during the operations S.E. of Ypres on the 20th and 26th of September 1917. When you kept your guns in action under very heavy shell fore and set a fine example to your men.”
Signed by Major General Edward Feetham , who was subsequently killed whilst commanding the 39th Division in France.
He subsequently was awarded the Military medal, London Gazette 14th January 1918.
He was finally discharged on the 4th February 1919.
We have confirmed his entitlement to a pair only, and service papers do exist on Ancestry.
Condition – A couple of minor surface scratches, otherwise NEF