Regt. No.: 3345
Name: O'Rourke, John
Rank: Lance Corporal
Community: Holyrood
Occupation: Fisherman
Enlisted: December 18, 1916
Enlist. Age: 19
Fatality: October 20, 1918

Military Medal
London Gazette, 14th May 1919 – Keiberg Ridge.
Authority, Daily Orders, 1st Battalion, 28/10/18.
For conspicuous gallantry. On 29th September 1918, during the 9 ½ miles advance East of Ypres the company was being harassed and was suffering casualties from machine gun fire from a ruined farm on the company's front. L/Cpl O'Rourke and three men at once volunteered to go forward and clear up the situation. The farm was 100 yards away and the party crawled forward to within 20 yards of it. On arriving there the party dashed forward and took the farm, but the enemy had retired.