M.C. London Gazette 7.11.1918 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made a personal reconnaissance under heavy machine-gun fire and returned with information of great importance. During five days of operations he was untiring in his efforts to arrange food, water and ammunition supplies, and by his masterly grip of the situation rendered invaluable service'.
Captain George Guy Hammond Irving, M.C., was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, educated at Christ's Hospital and enlisted in the 28th (Artists Rifles) London Regiment in August 1914, aged 19 years. Arriving in France in late October, he remained on active service until the Summer of 1915, when he returned home to be commissioned into the 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade in September 1915. Back on the Western Front, he went to win his M.C. for bravery during the operations around Aubugny in early April 1918. Sadly, the gallant Irving died in January 1921, barely a year after being discharged.