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MM and QSA combinations 1 year 1 month ago #60073

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MM GV (22121 W.Q.M. Sjt. T. Carpenter, 187/Bde. R.F.A.);
China (0) (22121 Gr. T. Carpenter, No. 91 Co. R.G.A.);
QSA (3) CC Paar Drief (22121 Gnr. T. Carpenter, 15th Coy. S.D. R.G.A.);
1914 Star (22121 W.Q.M. Sjt. T. Carpenter, R.F.A.);
BWM & VM (22121 W.O. Cl. II T. Carpenter, R.A.);
Army LS&GC GV (22121 W.Q.M. Sjt. T. Carpenter, M.M., R.F.A.)

MM London Gazette 23 August 1916.

Thomas Carpenter went to France as a Wheeler Quarter-Master Sergeant in 29th Brigade, R.F.A. on 23 August 1914.
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MM GV (3-6979 Sjt: -A.C.S. Mjr.- A. Lowe. 1/E. York: R.);
WSA (3) CC Paard Joh (4594. Pte. A. Lowe. 2/Linc. Rgt.);
KSA (2) (4594 Corpl: A. Lowe. Lincoln: Regt.);
1914-15 Star (3-6979 Pte. A. Lowe. E. York: R.);
BWM & VM (3-6979 Sjt. A. Lowe. E. York. R.)

MM London Gazette 29 March 1919.

Arthur Lowe was born in Lincoln in 1878 and attested there for the Lincolnshire Regiment on 28 September 1896, whilst currently serving with the Regiment’s 3rd (Militia) Battalion. He served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War from 4 January 1900 to 2 April 1904, and was promoted Corporal on 25 February 1902, and Lance-Sergeant on 2 March 1908. He was discharged on 27 September 1908, after 12 years’ service.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Lowe re-enlisted in the East Yorkshire regiment at Hull, and served with the 7th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 27 December 1914. For his services during the Great War he was advanced Acting Company Sergeant Major and was awarded the Military Medal, before transferring to Class ‘Z’ Reserve.
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MM GV (M1-07473 Pte. F. S. Dunn. R.A.S.C.) first letter of surname officially corrected;
QSA (2) Tr SA02 (6966 Sap: F. S. Dunn. R.E.);
1914 Star (M1-07473 Pte. F. S. Dunn. A.S.C.);
BWM & VM (M1-7473 Pte. F. S. Dunn. A.S.C.)

MM London Gazette 11 February 1919.

Frederick Samuel Dunn attested for the Army Service Corps at Eastbourne, having previously served with the Royal Engineers in South Africa during the Boer War, and served with the Army Service Corps during the Great War on the Western Front from 29 October 1914. He was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry whilst serving on attachment to an Anti-Aircraft Battery.
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MM GV (5150 C.Q.M. Sjt: W. C. Newberry. 8/Devon: R.);
QSA (5) TH OFS RoL Tr LN (5150 Pte. W. C. Newberry, Devon: Regt.);
KSA (2) (5150 Corpl. W. C. Newberry. Devon: Regt.);
British War and Victory Medals (2.Lieut. W. C. Newberry.) the Victory Medal erased;
Army LS&GC GV (5150 C. Sjt: W. C. Newberry. Devon: R.)

MM London Gazette 28 January 1918.

William Charles Newberry was born at Exeter, Devon, on 2 June 1879, and enlisted into the 2nd Devonshire Regiment on 2 September 1898. He served in South Africa from 20 October 1899 to 21 May 1903, and was wounded at Ladysmith by a gunshot to the abdomen on 23 February 1900. Advancing steadily through the ranks he was promoted to Colour-Sergeant on 5 September 1917 and appointed Company Quartermaster Sergeant the same day.

He served at Home until 17 March 1917, when he arrived in France for service with the 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. He was awarded the LS&GC medal in April 1917 and entrained for service in the Italian Front on 18 November 1917. Granted a commission as 2nd Lieutenant on 19 May 1918, he was promoted to Lieutenant on 19 November 1919, and retired on 12 July 1921.
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MM and QSA combinations 1 month 1 week ago #65286

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MM GV (7-9463 Sjt: R. Pacey. 7/Linc: R.);
QSA (2) Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (5307 Pte. R. Pacey. Lincoln: Regt.)
BWM & WV (9463 W.O. Cl. 2. R. Pacey. Linc. R.)

Richard Pacey was born in 1881 at Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire and attested for the Lincolnshire Regiment at Grantham on 22 March 1899. He was posted to the 2nd Battalion and served abroad briefly in Gibraltar in 1901 and then in South Africa from April to December 1902 (medal and two clasps). On 16 December 1902 he transferred to the 1st Battalion and sailed directly to India where he was stationed continuously until 1 May 1907. He was discharged on 21 March 1911 having completed 12 years service and found employment coaling locomotive fenders for the Great Northern Railway. After the outbreak of the Great War he enlisted in his former regiment at Nottingham and the following year was posted to France with the 7th (Service) Battalion, arriving on 14 July 1915. On 8 August 1916, while serving with D Company at Delville Wood, he was admitted to the 51st Field Ambulance with shrapnel wounds to his back and right hand following a phosphorous shell bombardment which killed or wounded half the Company. The Regimental History provides details:
‘At 4.30pm on the 7th, the battalion moved up to support the Sherwood Foresters, who were in Longueval and Delville Wood. Four hours later D Company, under Captain S. Clarke, moved up in close support of the Foresters in Longueval. At dawn D Company in Longueval village were subjected to a violent bombardment, which lasted an hour; by the end of it D Company had ninety casualties, about half the strength of the company. The Germans used phosphorous shells which caused fire amongst the debris and some men were set alight.’ (The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918 by Major-General C. R. Simpson, C.B. refers.)

The 11 October 1916 London Gazette carrying his M.M. announcement principally contains awards for the Somme operations of mid-July onwards including Longueval and Delville Wood, the long drawn out struggle for possession of which was the 7th Battalion’s only engagement of the period.

Promoted C.S.M. in February 1917, Pacey died on 12 October 1917 from gun-shot wounds to the chest which penetrated his back, received the same day during the 7th Battalion’s successful attack at Taube Farm during the first Battle of Passchendaele. The regimental history documents the attack:
‘On the night of the 10th/11th of October, the 7th Battalion took over the front line astride the railway just south of the Poelcapelle road…at zero hour on the 12th the Lincolnshire were assembled on a line from south of the railway to the road junction below Tranquille House…At 5.25am, the barrage fell, and eight minutes later the attacking companies advanced. At 6.50am the first objective was reported taken, though casualties were fairly heavy. Captain Tredinnick was wounded and command of his company was taken over by 2nd Lieutenant Harrison. The records state that the men advanced behind the barrage with perfect confidence in the screen of fire in front of them. At 7am Major Peddie moved his headquarters up to Taube Farm, the attack having gone forward to the second objective, which was reported captured at 8am.’ (The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918 by Major-General C. R. Simpson, C.B. refers.)
He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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MM GV (2025 Dvr. J. Jackson. Can: A.S.C.);
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (21415 Pte. J. Jackson. 65th. Coy. Imp: Yeo:);
1914-15 Star (2025 Pte. J. Jackson. Can: A.M.C.);
British War and Victory Medals (2025 Pte J. Jackson. C.A.S.C.)

MM London Gazette 11 March 1919.

Joseph Jackson was born in Warrington, Lancashire, on 5 September 1880 and attested for the Imperial Yeomanry at Chester on 23 January 1901. He served with the 65th (Leicester Yeomanry) Company in South Africa during the Boer War, and was discharged at Aldershot on 5 August 1902. Emigrating to Canada, he attested for the Canadian Army Service Corps at Montreal on 22 November 1914, and served during the Great War with the 2nd Canadian Divisional Train, attached to the 6th Canadian Field Ambulance on the Western Front from 17 September 1915, remaining with this unit until the end of hostilities, almost certainly as an Ambulance Driver. For his services during the Great War he was awarded the Military Medal. He was discharged in England on 16 May 1919.
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