Great War Officer Medal Pair Mesopotamia
British War Medal and Victory Medal pair, swing mounted, named to LIEUT. J F EDINGTON
Lieutenant James Ferguson Edington entered the Mesopotamia Theatre of War 22nd May 1917. The address on his Medal Index Card is given as:
Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malay Estates
The M.I.C. confirms the medal pair to Edington as Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. It also confirms that he later served as Acting Captain. The medal roll also confirms the award of the pair.
His profile reference with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers records the following.
James Ferguson Edington was born 18th April 1886 at Howwood, Renfrewshire. He attended Crossroads Public School and Kilmarnock Academy. Please see the images.
His war service, he records, was as follows:
Lieut, Royal Engineers. Officer Commanding Floating Workshop VULCAN, Euphrates River, Mesopotamia. 40 Workmen. November 1917 to February 1919. Captain O.C. Engineers Field Park Workshops, Basrah, 500 workmen Feb 1919 to Oct 1919.
He was a Member of the Masonic Lodge Makepeace Lodge, Kuala Lumpur.
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