Parish Notes

Medals won by local men.
The Blaydon Courier 08/02/1919 reports the presentation of the Military Medal to Sgt. Hetherington who had served with the 16th Durham Light Infantry.
He had been formerly employed at Eden Colliery. He had been taught and trained by the man who gave him his medal, Cllr W. Brown, J.P.
In addition to the medal he was given 4 War Certificates from the Heroes Recognition Fund.

Two other men should also have had their medals presented at the same ceremony, but these did not arrive in time. The men were:

Driver Allinson was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
Gunner J. Grant had been awarded the Military Medal.

The Blaydon Courier 15/02/1919 reports the safe return of Pte. Robert Bramley, Yorks. Regt. of Bradley Cottages. He had been awarded the Military Medal and it was hoped that he would be presented with it shortly.