Another name has been added to our nominal roll. Lieutenant George John Tweedie Inch, MC was a member of 31st Battery, 9th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery 2 November 1917 to 17 February 1918 and was awarded the Military Cross after the war on 3 June 1919. There are no details regarding the action that earned him the medal however the following excerpts do mention his exploits on 9 Aug 1918:
Lieut. Inch, 31 Battery C.F.A., with section detailed to advance with and support the 4th CMRs, 5th CMRs. Lieut. Philpott, 33 Battery. Our infantry which had been held up between BEAUCOURT and LE QUESNIL during the previous evening, had asked for artillery support, the guns of the brigade opening up on LE QUESNIL at 4.30am. The 4th Canadian Division then rushed and took the town after sharp fighting about 6.00am. The two advanced sections followed up with the battalion commanders and greatly assisted the advance of our infantry. Lieut. Inch took up five positions during the day firing 138 rounds at close range.
Lieutenant Inch rejoined the military at the beginning of the Second World War and stood up the 12th Field Regiment RCA in September 1940.
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