Regt. No.: 1709
Name: Meaney, Thomas J.
Rank: Private
Community: River Head, St. Mary's
Occupation: Fisherman
Enlisted: July 10, 1915
Enlist. Age: 23

Military Medal
London Gazette, October 18th 1917.
Action Date, August 16th 1917 – Steenbeek.


For bravery in the field. In the attack on the enemy near Langemarck on 16th August 1917, seeing several block-houses ahead, this man with an N.C.O. followed closely our barrage through the swamp, helping each other along, and bombed one block-house. Then a machine gun opened fire on the left and they immediately worked around and destroyed it, thereby enabling their platoon to advance. He showed great courage and initiative throughout.