Category Archives: Honours and Awards

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

On this day 25th November 1918: Decorations for Gallantry

25/11/18: Following decorations awarded for gallantry and devotion to to duty near Ramicourt on 3rd October1918.

Distinguished Service Order: Lieut (A/Capt) JW POTTER

Military Cross: Lieut VTG HORE

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

On this day 13th November 1918: The award of decorations

13/11/18 BOULOGNE: The following decorations were awarded by the C in C for gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on BELLENGLISE and LEHAUCOURT 29th September 1918.

Military Cross

2/Lieut F Touch DCM

Lieut (A/Capt) H S Pink

2/Lieut RA Frith

Lieut JN WIGHTMAN

2/Lieut C BIMROSE

2/Lieut A MACKINTOSH

Distinguished Conduct Medal

265035 CSM C GREENWOOD

240819 Pte AL Howe

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