Category Archives: Honours and Awards

On this day 5th January 1918: The following Awards were announced in the London Gazette

Military Cross: Captain FW Hipkins

Mentioned in Dispatches: Lieut Colonel BW Vann, Captain E Kershaw MC, 1865/240304 Sgt F Pott

Distinguished Conduct Medal: 2113/240421 Sgt J Atterbury

Meritorious Service Medal: 2135/240431 Sgt HG Benstead, 1663/240203 Sgt H Hodgkinson

Frederick Wystan Hipkins

Fred Pott

Harry Gordon Benstead

Edward Kershaw

Bernard William Vann

On this day 6th December 1918: Decorations awarded

The following decorations were awarded by C in C for gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations in front of PRISCHES on 4/11/18

Military Medal:-

267156 L/Cpl PC JOHNCOCK

266576 Pte F JENNINGS

Both Percy Johncock and Fred Jennings had served with the 1/7th Battalion and transferred to the 1/6th Battalion on the disbandment of the Robin Hoods.

On this day the 1st December 1918: Decorations were awarded

1/12/18 LANDRECIES: The following decorations were awarded for gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations around RAMICOURT on 3/10/18.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

240804 Sgt Charles Greatorex. A tape weaver from Wirksworth. He enlisted in October 1914 ad arrived in France in 1916. served with “B” Company and was wounded on 8.3.17 at Pigeon Wood near Gommecourt

241116 L/Cpl Percy Poyser. A mill hand from Ashbourne. Enlisted in November 1914 and arrived in France in August 1915.

241535 L/Cpl Edward Caleb Tanner MM. Enlisted in August 1915 and arrived in France in 1916. Served with No 9 Platoon C Company and k/a 5.11.18 when the Battalion were moving to new positions at La Groise.

241182 Pte Alfred Thomas. Enlisted January 1915 and arrived in France in1916.  Served with “B” Company and was wounded on 24.5.16 at Foncquevillers and again on 8.3.17 at Pigeon Wood near Gommecourt.

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

On this day 30th November 1918: Award of decorations

Following decorations awarded for gallantry and devotion to duty near RAMICOURT on 3rd October 1918.

Distinguished Service Order: Lieut (A/Major) JA SHEDDEN, MC

Bar to Military Cross: Lieut (A/Capt) E KERSHAW, MC

Military Cross: Capt (A/Major) EF WINSER and 2/Lt CB NEWELL