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WW1 Military Medal To McGrath - 6th Cameron Highlanders For Battle Of Loos
Military Medal Gv named to
S-11951 SJT. R.McGRATH. 6/CAM. HDRS.
Robert enlisted in 1914 into the 6th Cameron Highlanders having previously served in the 5th Territorial Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry, He went to France in July of 1915, entitled to 1914-15 Star Trio. He was present at the first day of the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915 and was wounded by Gunshot to his right arm and gassed 25/26th, during this time the 6th suffered heavy casualties being under constant attack and having to make a tactical retreat when both flanks fell. Robert was awarded his Military Medal for this action his award appearing in the London Gazette 10th August 1916, he was personally presented with his award by the General Officer Commanding the Scottish Division at Maryhill Barracks in October 1918.
He was evacuated back to the U.K. to recover from his wounds, rejoining his unit in France and going on to serve with them in Salonika, he was eventually discharged 24th December 1918.
19 pages of his service etc. are on Ancestry, some copies are included.
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