74581 Private John Bridge.

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1/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 24 January 1919.

Bridge was a native of Padiham, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 25 January 1919 reported, Young Padiham Soldier's Honour. Mrs. Bridge of 4, Melbourne Street, Padiham, has received news that her younger son, Private John Bridge, 74581, Manchester Regiment; has been awarded the Military Medal. The official intimation of the award reads, "For conspicuous bravery on 12 August 1918, near La Signy Farm. He was on duty at the bombing block of a newly established post, which was heavily attacked by a hostile bombing party. He held the post for about ten minutes, using both bombs and his rifle, and kept the enemy at bay until he was reinforced by the remainder of the post." A. Solly-Flood. (Major General). The honoured soldier, who is only 19 years of age, as been in the Army 18 months. He was formerly a Carter in the employ of Hill and Sons, mineral water manufacturers. His brother, Gunner Alfred Bridge, of the R.F.A., has been in the Army for four years, and was recently discharged, having been wounded in the back and head.