Sorry I can help you. But you did ask for information here is my Grandfathers discharge papers and a copy of his MIC is attached. What I do know is that is was listed as Mia in the retreat from Mons 1914. I have a researcher looking into the national archives in Kew and I will be requesting information from the red cross. I'll let you know what I get.
I do know that he enlisted in the free state army but have no further information on that yet.
Sorry that doesn't help much.
Do you know what Para. 32(f) Army reserve regulations is?
Serial No.5651 Army form B. 2079
Certificate of Discharge No. 7075327 Rank Private
Name McDonald James
Unit Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Medals 1914 Star Wound strips Nil
British War Medal
Enlisted at Dublin on 27 Febuary 1913
He is discharged in consequence of
Disability contracted during mobilisation - Para. 32(f) Army
after having served Seven year 31 days with the colours, and
One year 219 days in the army reserve
Date of discharge 3 Novermber 1921
Year of birth 1894