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John Kirk   J. Kirk        Cammeronians (Scottish Rifles)

Kirk Memrial     Kirk Memrial

Surname Kirk
Forename/s John
Rank Private
Service Number 19603
DOB 1888 in New Tupton
Date & place of death/details 28/09/18
Killed in action.
Regiment & Unit 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Married - wife & son emigrated to Canada.
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes
16/11/18 (page5)
Parents names Samuel & Emma Kirk
Parents address 10, Ringwood Terrace
Grave location or   memoria location Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium
Living relatives? Yes
Any other information? Pre war occupation was a miner.
Enlisted in October 1914.
He had 3 brothers & 6 sisters.
His brother Mr William Kirk lived at 90, New Street, Grassmoor.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that John Kirk was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that John Kirk was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.