Military Medal G.V.R. 85867 Pte. J. R. Dempster. 56th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. EF
M.M. London Gazette 24 January 1919: ‘85867 Pte. Dempeter (sic), J. R., 56th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Drumblade).’ John Rose Dempster was born at Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, in 1892, and originally enlisted into the 3rd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders as a Private in November 1916. He transferred to the 56th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, on its formation as part of 56th (1st London) Division, 1 March 1918. Sold with copied attestation papers and Medal Index Card which confirms entitlement to British War and Victory Medals.