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    9497 WO1 John Mitchell , 1st and 8th Battalion Royal Highlanders. 1914-1918

    This post is to try to ascertain how many Royal Highlanders Warrant Officers were awarded the MC.

    Does and member know if a photo exists and in particular a birthplace for the following Great War Soldier 9497 WO1 John Mitchell , 1st and 8th Battalion Royal Highlanders. who was very highly decorated in the First World War ,his awards are

    Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal. 1914 Star and Bar Trio ,Defence Medal and GV1V Special Constabulary medal .

    John Mitchell served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders in the French theatre of war from 13 August 1914. He was wounded in 1914 and returned to Hospital in the UK. He transferred to the 8th (Service) Battalion, and served with them as Company Sergeant Major, ‘D’ Company, in France from May 1915. Mitchell advanced to Regimental Sergeant Major, and the Battalion served on the Somme from 1 July 1916 onwards. They were engaged in the battles of Arras, Passchendaele and during the German Spring Offensive from March 1918. Mitchell was wounded in action, 23 March 1918.

    This is an ongoing research project as far as I can see no service papers exist for him other than the Medal Index Card ,Medal Roll and notification of the Gallantry medals awards. A birthplace will unlock the door on this research.

    Does anyone else know of any Royal Highlanders Warrant Officers who got the MC in the Great War

    Thanks for reading this.
    Last edited by nemesis; 18th March 2018 at 13:38.

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