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|Object type||Black & white - Glass original postcard negative|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date made||c 1918|
|Description||Group portrait of members of the 18th Battalion. Identified are front row: far right 6074 Private (Pte) Maurice Gelle. Second row: far left, 2425 Pte George McIntyre MM; far right, 6369 Pte George Angus McLeod. Third row, far left, 6286 Pte John Patrick Carroll; second from right, 6370 Pte Donald Cameron Monroo McLeod; far right 6393 Pte Henry William Saunders. (See also P10550.044 and P10550.753)|
2425 Pte George McIntyre was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on 3 October 1918 near Joncourt when he showed gallantry and devotion to duty by traversing open ground, continually under machine gun fire, to obtain communications with the commanding officers of two other companies.
From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.