267272 Sergeant Michael Egan.

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2/6th Battalion and 2/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 13 March 1918.

Egan was a native of Hapton, Lancashire.

The Accrington Observer of 19 January 1918 reported, PRESENTATION TO HAPTON MILITARY MEDALIST.

The Burnley Express of 16 January 1918 reported: - HAPTON MAN'S GALLANTRY. Corporal Michael Egan, of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, has been recommended for the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery. "On November 27th Corporal Egan was present at an attack by the Germans on Bourlon village, which was causing many casualties. He took a Lewis gun into Bourlon, and established himself at a window where two men had already been killed, and which was exposed to continued rifle fire, he continued to operate the Lewis gun till the party of the enemy had all been killed or dispersed". Corporal Egan was at once promoted by his commanding officer to the rank of sergeant. His home is at Bridgefield Street, Hapton. At St. John's Roman Catholic School, Padiham, on Saturday evening, there was a large attendance at a social, when a presentation was made to Sergeant Egan of a silver fruit dish and a crucifix by the Rev. Father Van Tomme on behalf of the clergy and parishioners of St. John's Church. It was mentioned that this was the seventh Military Medallist connected with the church. Father Van Tomme described the act for which it was awarded, and expressed his pride and satisfaction that there were such gallant men amongst them. Mr. Mannion and Mr. Lawrence (Hapton) also spoke, and Sergeant Egan, in a modest reply, briefly acknowledged the gifts.

Sergeant Egan was commissioned into the Machine Gun Corps on the 25 September 1918.