Category Archives: Officers

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 2nd November 1918

2/11/18 BOHAIN: 2/Lieutenants JH DRURY and AT AULT joined from England.

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

Arthur Taylor Ault later served in 6th (Poona) Division of the Indian Army during the Iraq Rebellion in January 1920. Also served with the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish War of Independence (1920-22). See here for details.

3782/241220 Pte Thomas Goodwin died of wounds aged 20 in the 3rd Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. Son of Isaac and Mary Ann Goodwin, of 16, Station Rd., Chesterfield. Enlisted February 1915 and arrived in France in 1916. Served with “A” Company and was wounded on 17.7.16 at Bellacourt during a German attack on the trenches.

On this day 9th August 1918

9th Aug GORRE: 2/Lieut DJ CLARKSON killed in action when on patrol.

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

9.8.18 GORRE SECTOR: Right Battalion HQ shelled with 200 10.5 & 15cm shells. 8 patrols out. one of which encountered the enemy. 2/Lt CLARKSON 6th SF was killed, his body being Brough in.

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

On the night 5th/6th August 1918 – a working party suffers casualties

Night 5th/6th Aug:

Battalion provided a working party of 500 Other Ranks on cable trench in forward area (ESSARS).

Lieut F TOUCH DCM wounded in action.

3129/240913 PteThomas James Neep died of wounds aged 26