On this day 16th June 1917

2466/240584 Sergeant Gershon Shimwell awarded the Military Medal.

“For conspicuous gallantry in the Lievin Sector on the night 2nd/3rd June 1917 when out with a working party that was caught in heavy bombardment”Shimwell


1939/240333 L/Cpl John Laurence Adams awarded the Military Medal.

“For conspicuous gallantry in the Lievin Sector on the night 2nd/3rd June 1917 when out with a working party that was caught in heavy bombardment”


2283/240504 Pte Henry Fletcher awarded the Military Medal

2283_240504 Fletcher June 1917

The Officer was Sergeant was 2nd Lieut. Leslie Nethercote Johnson (who later died of wounds) and the Sergeant was William Booth, a quarryman from Peak Dale.


16 June Trenches: Disposition of units as follows:-

  • 6th Sherwood Foresters on RIGHT
  • 7th Sherwood Foresters on LEFT
  • 5th Sherwood Foresters RIGHT SUPPORT
  • 8th Sherwood Foresters LEFT SUPPORTleft

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

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