M2/133304 Private Victor Ridehalgh.

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Army Service Corps (M.T.), attached to 479th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Awarded the M.M. in the London Gazette of 24 January 1919.

Ridehalgh was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express reported, BURNLEY DRIVER HONOURED. Private Victor Ridehalgh, of the A.S.C. (M.T.), attached to the 479th Seige Battery, R.G.A., whose home is at 27, Hollingreave Road, Burnley, hads been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field on the 30 July 1918. He is 22 years of age, and was formerly employed by Eastwood's Ltd, as a driver. He has been serving since 1915. His brother George who is also in the Army Service Corps Transport, is now in hospital in India with malarial fever. He enlisted in 1914, and went to Mesopotamia in 1915, where he has served for three years, and has previously suffered from enteric fever and dysentery.