41873 L/Corporal Augustine Joseph Gavin.

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1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 21 October 1918.

Gavin was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 3 May 1919 reported, EIGHT HEROES RECEIVE THEIR MEDALS, amongst whom was 41873 L/Corporal Gavin of 22, Mary Street, Burnley. He was awarded the decoration for, "Bravery on the 2/3 June 1917, he was in an attack under a barrage and with a comrade, captured a block-house containing 47 German soldiers who they made prisoners".

The Burnley Express of 2 November 1917 reported, GALLANTRY IN NIGHT ATTACK. 41873 Private A. J. Gavin, a member of a trench mortar team attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers, has won the Military Medal during a 'night attack' on the 2 June 1917. He joined up at the age of 18 in April 1916 and was sent out in February 1917. Before being called up he was a weaver at Brun Street Manufacturing Company and is connected with St. mary's R.C. Church, he was also a bugler in the Boys' Brigade. His father has served in the army for four years, and is now a corporal in the Royal Air Force stationed in Essex. Gavin has several cousins serving in the army.