Two Military Medal recipients from Antrim died while covering their unit’s withdrawal. Cambrai 1917

#OnThisDay 1917 Both Patrick McKee(L) & John Laverty(R) from Ballymoney, Antrim died while manning a machinegun in the face of a heavy German attack which allowed their unit to safely withdraw. Both men were awarded a Military Medal for actions in August.

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