|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO CORPORAL JOHN CUNNINGHAM, 2ND BN, LEINSTER REGIMENT, HAS BEEN LOANED TO THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM.|
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|Medal entitlement of Corporal John Cunningham,
2nd Bn, Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment
|The Imperial War Museum in London has acquired on loan the Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal John Cunningham, 2nd Bn, Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment. The Victoria Cross is on its own without the campaign medals.
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 8 June 1917 ], Bois-en-Hache, France, 12 April 1917, Corporal John Cunningham, 2nd Bn, Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment.
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in command of a Lewis Gun Section on the most exposed flank of the attack ( Bois-en-Hache, France ).
John Cunningham died of his wounds in hospital four days later on the 16th April 1917 and is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery near Noeux-les-Mines, France.
Iain Stewart, 1 November 2007