241479 Private Joseph Fleming.

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2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 14 May 1919.

Fleming was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley News of 7 December 1918 reported, TWICE WOUNDED HERO. Distinction for Former Barden Pit Worker. Another gallant East Lancashire man has distinguished himself during the great war, this being Private Joseph Fleming, whose wife resides at 10, Royle Road, Burnley. In a communication headed "Headquarters VIII Corps, B.E.F., 29 October 1918." Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston, states, "I heartily congratulate you on the honour done by you by his Majesty the King in awarding you the Military Medal for your gallant conduct on the 11 October 1918." Private Fleming, who is 35 years of age, left his work as a drawer at Barden Pit to enlist in May 1915. Twice he has been wounded by shrapnel, but has made a good recovery. Two brothers and a brother in law are serving.