Driver John Finn

Royal Field Artillery

From Dublin

Finn (2)Pictured are the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service Good Conduct Medal to John Finn a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery.

The main roles & responsibilities for a Driver would be, care of the horses, the harness and the wagons, including keeping them stocked with ammunition, was pretty much a full-time job. They would also have assisted with the normal “housekeeping” tasks of the battery. In some cases they were also tasked with moving the artillery around the battlefield.

finnnAn original photograph of John & his wife Nora with their young son. It was taken in Lucknow, India in 1923. John is still serving and clearly visible is his ribbon bar featuring the above trio already displayed.

A beautiful picture for 93 years old, unfortunately a bit of an ink stain present!


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