Great War Final Advance Operations around Lille 16th to 25th October 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Private and Acting Lance Corporal A. Warhurst, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force, who was awarded the Military Meda...

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Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
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Great War Final Advance Operations around Lille 16th to 25th October 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Private and Acting Lance Corporal A. Warhurst, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force, who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 17th June 1919. Warhurst is confirmed as having earned the decoration between 16th and 25th October 1918. During this period the battalion was advancing quickly in the vicinity of Lille. It was mobile warfare at last and in four days then Battalion covered twelve miles. Seven Military Medals were earned by members of the battalion in this period.

Military Medal, GVR 1st type bust; (205530 PTE.-L.CPL.- A. WARHURST. 5/LAN: FUS:)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Arthur Warhurst was born in Hulme, Manchester, and saw service during the Great War as a Private sometime Lance Corporal (No.205530) with the 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force. Present out on the Western Front as part of the 164th Brigade in the 55th Division, Warhurst was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 17th June 1919.

The 2nd/5th Battalion’s War Diary for the period from 1st to 30th November 1918 notes that Warhurst has been awarded the decoration, however no specific action is detailed, though it was earned between 16th and 25th October 1918. During this period the battalion was advancing quickly in the vicinity of Lille. It was mobile warfare at last and in four days then Battalion covered twelve miles. Seven Military Medals were earned by members of the battalion in this period.