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Matt Dixon
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Can anyone help me find a list of MM winners for the Northumberland Fusiliers?

Thanks.

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Hi

I have the list, are you looking for anyone in particular ?

Peter

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Yes, all of them!

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Hi Peter

And I would be overjoyed to have the M.Ms in the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Battalions NF.

But - only if they are conveniently listed by battalions and if you have time.

If they aren't and you haven't, then any you could find for the 6th Batt.

Thank you very much for your offer.

Kate C.

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Matt,

I have some details of MM recommendations to 1st Bn. men for events of April 1918. I don't know if any of the awards were confirmed though. The men are:

33925 Pte W. Batey (This was for a Bar to the MM)

65337 Pte E. Lawton

65355 Pte J. Smith

65140 Sgt W. Ford

235473 Pte E.E. Eastick

56110 Pte H. Holdsworth

65256 Sgt J. Booth

14770 Pte G.F. Wood

32691 Pte R. Battista

If anyone can confirm if all/any of these awards were confirmed I would be grateful.

Regards,

Ken

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Unfortunately the list only gives the following info

Army no Name , Initial, Rank and date of gazette.

There are about twenty nine pages with up to 54 names on a page. If you want a copy email me but would like cost of photocopy/postage etc covered.

Thanks

Peter

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Here is a list of all the MM winners from the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bns. according to the Graham Stewart, John Sheen book "Tyneside Scottish" published in 1999:

21/16 L/Cpl AlcockE

44107 Pte Allen E 21st Bn

23/691 Sgt Alsop T

14404 Pte Archbold W 22nd Bn

87640 Pte Arnott J 22nd Bn

60469 Pte Aspden H 23rd Bn

47494 Pte Aspinall F 23rd Bn

231854 Pte Athey J

20/157 Pte Bagnall J

23/444 Cpl Bakewell H and Bar

58379 Pte Barker C F 23rd Bn

Sgt Barton Jack 23rd Bn with 254 Tun Comp

23/1415 Sgt Bates W

231965 Pte Bell A A

23/49 Pte Bell R

37266 Pte Beunett T 21st Bn

221919 Pte Blyth A

15220 Pte Boyle P 20th Bn

22/366 Cpl Bums J

21/766 Lsgt Bradley I

20/310 Cpl Bradley T B

38716 Pte Brown A 22nd Bn

22/1599 Cpl Brown J

23/1416 Pte Brown J

37310 Sgt Brown R and Bar 20th Bn

21/123 Sgt Cain W

21/781 Lcpl Calvert R W

221339 Pte Cameron G

20/30 Sgt Campbell J T

23/976 Lcpl Carr T

21/1336 Cpl Chapelhow G

23/624 Lsgt Christmas W H and Bar

37334 Cpl Clayton A 23rd Bn

29/488 Pte Cock T

20/390 Pte Collins R

22/855 Pte Cook W

35503 Cpl Cooper F 22nd Bn

23/822 Sgt Cowans C A

23/1228 Pte Crisfield W T

21/1161 Sgt Crowe J A

22/1708 Pte Cryle R

20/1250 Pte Currie A

29/79 Lcpl Davidson W 20th Bn

21/927 Lcpl Davison A

23/1106 Lsgt Davison R

22/429 Cpl DayW

23/1141 Pte Defty R with Durham Light Inf

205524 Pte Dingwall A 22nd Bn

20/743 Pte Ditchbum

20/1619 Pte Dixon W

22/1191 Pte Dugdale J

40688 A/Lcpl Dunn E V formerly West Rid.Regt

20/394 Sgt Dunn T

21/998 Pte Easton J

23/1241 Sgt Edwards J

21/1043 Pte Emery W

37235 Sgt Estell W

22/1670 Cpl Fairholme J

20/1038 Cpl Felce C DCM

21/1269 Pte Ferguson G

20/765 Pte Ferguson J

20/1284 Pte Felton J

29/291 Pte Fisher T

18/1065 Pte Fletcher R 23rd Bn

22/1430 Pte Forsyth R

37341 Pte Gibson F H 20th Bn

231849 Pte Gibson S

2019 Sgt Goodall D

21/782 Sgt Gray J and Bar

37281 Cpl Gray J and Bar 20th Bn

38691 Pte Haigh E and Bar 22nd Bn

38619 Pte Hail T 20th Bn

21/1049 Sgt Hamblin J with 9th Bn

23/312 Sgt Harding J

39004 Pte Harker G 21st Bn

22/1206 Pte Harrison R

20/801 Pte Hay G and Bar

20/176 Sgt HayJN

37323 Pte Hay R 20th Bn

21/1602 Pte Hayes J T and Bar

37435 Sgt Hendry W 20th Bn

20/1626 Pte Hepp1e T

22/100 Sgt Heslop J T

21/654 Pte Hills J

22/749 Pte llindmarsh G

22/896 Pte Horsley J

31893 Pte Hunt L 21st Bn

23/245 Pte Hunter J

21/817 Lcpl Jackson A

20/184 Pte Jackson H

31428 Lcpl Jackson W L 22nd Bn

20/186 Sgt Jacques W

38596 Pte Jagger H H 20th Bn

22/430 Pte Johnson C B

22/568 Pte Johnson G

20/190 Pte Johnson J T and Bar

20/573 Pte Joisce P

22/485 Cpl Kempster J T

22/713 Lcpl Keunedy G with 1st Bn

20/1440 Pte Killip G

20/423 Sgt KirkGA

22/596 Sgt Laing J

20/1469 Cpl Lamb E with 1st Bn

20/1321 Sgt Lamb V

20/1319 Lcpl Laverick J G

22/1223 Lcpl Lawson W

20/1075 Pte Leatham J E

20/823 Pte Ledger A F

22/114 Pte Legg J with 9th Bn

23/461 Pte Leonard E with 13th Bn

10/19641 Pte Lillie T 23rd Bn

23/974 Pte Lowes T with 1st Bn

204559 Pte Lowson W 22nd Bn

27123 Pte Luuness W 23rd Bn

22/905 Lcpl Luke T

22/1027 Sgt Malcolm J

35534 Pte Mathewson H R 21st Bn

23/678 Pte Mattison C

22/1227 Pte McAndrew W

22/216 Sgt McCourt J

22273 NCpl McGuinness W 22nd Bn

23/44 Lcpl McLachlan W R

22/314 Sgt Middlemiss W A

23/611 Pte Millican T

23/1339 Lepl Mitchell W

21/1566 Pte Morgan F

20/1099 Sgt Musgrove W J

23/80 Cpl Mould J

22/126 Lcpl Neale G and Bar

37304 Cpl Nesbit F 20th Bn

21/1709 Pte Nichol C with Durham LI

20/1648 Pte Octon R R

21/525 Pte Ord J R with KOYLI

23/136 Lcpl OrdN

19004 Pte Palmer J F 21st Bn

21/288 Sgt Palmer J R

22/587 Pte Parker J

22/867 Pte Patrick J with 1st Bn

22/1381 Pte Patterson E

22/1556 Pte Patterson T W

37506 A/Cpl Peacock T 20th Bn

360039 Pte PeRcy A 22nd Bn

47717 Cpl Petruce P 22nd Bn

38127 Lcpl Philips J E Piper 23rd Bn

23/64 Pte Porter H D with 9th Bn

22/1057 Sgt Poulton T

21/860 Pte Preece C

6439 Pte Price J 22nd Bn

38569 Pte Pye R 20th Bn

242896 Sgt Ratcliffe J 22nd Bn

35477 Pte Reay J M 20th Bn

23/66 Sgt Redshaw F W

22/1759 Lcpl Renfree T

21/1304 Sgt Renner J R

22/487 Sgt Riddell G

21/912 Pte Riley P

21/965 Lcpl Rivett S

266104 Pte Robson A 22nd Bn

20/896 Sgt Robson W

23/1639 Pte Rolfe A S

231759 Cpl Routledge A

21/1270 Pte Sancaster G M with 9th Bn

21/911 Pte Sanderson C J with 22nd Bn

16355 NCpl Sandy W 22nd Bn

21/903 NSgt Scott J

242002 Pte Scott R R 22nd Bn

23/1525 Sgt Scott W

23/462 Pte Shanks G W

23/1074 Pte Simpson A

20/904 Pte Sims J and 1\vo Bars

21/1702 Sgt Slater T

315443 Pte Stafford T 20th Bn

23/265 Pte Stanger W M

20/346 Pte Stewart J

23/1370 Sgt Straker W A

22/342 Lsgt Stuttard H

38730 Lcpl Styan T 22nd Bn

20/1525 Pte Taylor G H Piper

21/226 Cpl Teague J

200818 Pte Thirtle J 22nd Bn

87505 Cpl Thomas W 22nd Bn

23/513 Lcpl Thompson G A with 20th Bn

37469 Sgt Thompson W H 20th Bn

22194 Sgt Todd T

23/459 Pte Turnbull R with 9th Bn

23/432 Pte Turnbull W

38117 Sgt Tweedie D S 23rd Bn

40746 Pte Waite A V 23rd Bn

20/684 Pte Walker W

38054 Lcpl Walker W 23rd Bn

20/689 Pte Wardlaw R H with 8th Bn

40863 Pte Waterworth E 23rd Bn

21/593 Pte Watson J

23/629 Pte Watson S S

37480 Pte Waugh I 20th Bn

21/565 Lsgt Wear R D

23/415 Pte Wearmouth I and Bar

22/66 Sgt Weetman J A

37974 Pte Wenlock W 23rd Bn

22/1683 Pte WIlkinson A W

240629 Sgt Wilkinson T 22nd Bn

21/642 Lcpl Williams J W

39228 Sgt Williams S 20th Bn

201958 Pte Willis G E

22/1287 Sgt WillisW

23/514 NSgt Wilson H

20/290 Sgt Wilson J Piper

23/1308 Cpl Young M

23/1217 Pte Young W

I hope it all scanned accurately, I did a quick proof read!

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Peter

As I can see from Paul's list (which is wonderful) I have been asking far too much.

I will be able to get the info from the London Gazette. It's just that with the LG I don't find it particularly easy to extract the MMs. It's more a case of just ploughing through any reference to 6th Northumberland Fusiliers.

Even with the officers who have citations I often got 'not found' but then I found them with the name I had originally entered, in wading through.

I have the soldiers with MM, who are in CWGC and SDIGW.

Sorry Peter, I need to engage brain.

Kate

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Peter

Would you have time to look for a 6th Battalion Northumberland Fusilier who may have a M.M.?

Pte. Elsdon Corkin 4157 or 265906.

Kate Carr

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Kate

I am at work at present so will reply to you this evening

Peter

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Hi Kate

Yes there is an entry as follows - 265906 Pte E Corkin London Gazette 18/06/17

no other information listed

Regards

Peter

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Peter

Thank you so much.

When I originally listed his name, I had Corkin Elsdon M.M. Private etc. As he has rather an exotic name anyway, I didn't want to award him a military medal on the basis of him being called Elsdon Matthew Michael Corkin.

Thank you for confirming Private Corkin's gallantry.

Kate

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Ken

Details of your 1st Bn men

33925 Pte William Batey LG 16/07/18, B - 13/11/18

65337 Pte Ernest Lawton LG 13/11/18

65355 Pte J Smith LG 13/11/18

65140 Sgt W Ford LG 13/11/18

235473 Pte E E Eastick LG 13/11/18

56110 Pte Harold Holdsworth LG 13/11/18

65256 Sgt James Booth LG 13/11/18

14770 Pte G F Wood LG 13/11/18

32691 Pte Remegio Battista LG 13/11/18

A very busy day for the Battalion

Hope this helps

Peter

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  • 5 years later...

If any one knows the whereabouts of 56110 Pte Harold Holdsworth's MM I would be eternally greatful

Dave Holdsworth

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I have a 5th Btn MM&Bar & trio to 5/1439 Pte Merton (For sale ;) )

Neil

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  • 1 year later...

If I may add to the list of 22nd Bn MM winners 266046 Pte J Kane LG 19.11.17.

Thank you

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Lists of all known M.M. winners in the Northumberland Fusiliers were one time compiled and published by Ed Forrest, a former RNF/RRF man. Whether copies still exist I don't know, as Ed died last year, but believe copies of his VC, MC, DCM & MM files were sent to the Fusiliers Museum in Alnwick.

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  • 8 months later...

Peter

Would you have time to look for a 6th Battalion Northumberland Fusilier who may have a M.M.?

Pte. Elsdon Corkin 4157 or 265906.

Kate Carr

Hello Kate,

My list of Northumberland Fusilier other ranks gallantry awards for the Great War show 265906 Private Corkin notification of the award of the french Medaille Millitaire In the London Gazette Supplement for the 14th of July 1917. I have been unable to locate the award of an MM in the London Gazette though I have seen two gallantry lists, one that shows MM award for 18th June 1917 and another that shows MM for 14th September 1917 ? His card medal index shows MM but this could well relate to the award of the Medaille Millitaire. He was also entitled to the british War and Victory medals, despite his earlier numbering of 4157 he was not entitled to a star. As I am sure you are aware Pte. Corkin who was born in Jarrow was reported missing presumed dead on the 27th May 1918.

Regards.

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Not surprising he didn't get the 14/15 Star, he didn't enlist until June 1915, as 6/4157 Pte Elsden Corkin(renumbered 265509 in 1917) and doesn't appear to have got to France until possibly January 1916. The 1/6th War Diary does record he was in France 1916, having been "Sick to Hospital" on two occassions - 20/7/1916 & 19/12/1916. When he went 'missing' he was serving with 'A' Coy, 1/6th Bn at the time.

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Matt,

I have some details of MM recommendations to 1st Bn. men for events of April 1918. I don't know if any of the awards were confirmed though. The men are:

33925 Pte W. Batey (This was for a Bar to the MM)

65337 Pte E. Lawton

65355 Pte J. Smith

65140 Sgt W. Ford

235473 Pte E.E. Eastick

56110 Pte H. Holdsworth

65256 Sgt J. Booth

14770 Pte G.F. Wood

32691 Pte R. Battista

If anyone can confirm if all/any of these awards were confirmed I would be grateful.

Regards,

Ken

Hi Ken, 33925 pte W. Batey was my grandad and i'v got his medals but i don't know how or where he won them, maybe you could help on this. Many Thanks R. Batey.
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evening all,

Sorry I missed this post.

Cpl J Scott MM 7th NF came from Pegswood, however he is commemorated on the memorial in Bothal Northumberland.

I provided some notes for inclusion on the North East War Memorials Project site. Ref B48.1

Hope this fills a small gap.

Regards Alan Wallace

PS I have seen his MM! It's owned by a chap in Newbiggin By Sea and I am sure he would love any further info.

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  • 6 years later...

Hi Cpl John Scott was my Great Uncle. In the Morpeth Herald in 1920 there is an article about my great grandparents receiving a Photograph with a transcription in Memorium of John from Pegswood Town Council. I have not seen his Military Medal but would be very interested to see it

 

 

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4 hours ago, Mstj2116 said:

Hi Cpl John Scott was my Great Uncle. In the Morpeth Herald in 1920 there is an article about my great grandparents receiving a Photograph with a transcription in Memorium of John from Pegswood Town Council. I have not seen his Military Medal but would be very interested to see it

 

 

 

Hi,

 

AIW hasn’t signed in to the forum since April 2017. I’ve sent him a message to alert him to your post.

 

Steve

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