John Ross Macardle

John Ross Macardle
John Ross MacardleSoldier
John Ross Macardle was born on 24th July 1891.

His address was recorded as Jocelyn Place, Dundalk.

John Ross Macardle

His father is recorded as Thomas Callan and his mother as Minnie Lucy Macardle nee Ross.

He was appointed as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant on the 12th October 1914 and landed in France with the Royal Field Artillery on the 17th July 1915.

There is a record a Capt. John Ross MacArdle being appointed Lieutenant Royal Artillery on the 28th Dec 1939.

And another record for a J R MacArdle recorded in the British Army Lists as Lieutenant with the Royal Regiment of Artillery from 1940 – 1945.

Military Cross

Awarded for “Gallantry during Active Service against the Enemy”.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to

duty. His battery came under heavy fire,

and the camouflage at one of the gun pits

was set on fire. He at once ran in and extinguished

it, and thus prevented the fire

from spreading to the ammunition.

It was largely due to his gallant act that the battery

was able to keep all its guns in action.

Information researched by Frank O’Callaghan – Old Dundalk Society