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Stevend

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I have a military medal to a soldier who was in the  6th/7th Royal Scots  Fusiliers  it was gazetted 21.10.16 does anyone know when roughly  this would have been won by the soldier. 

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Presumably connected to the Somme in some way. I can't help, but if you gave his name someone may well find out something for you

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Stevend

 

it is 'Collectors Guid'e that will help on MM date through his clever analysis of MM rolls etc.

 

But in the meantime I note that Robert Crossin was reported Wounded, Shock shell, in the Daily Casualty List of 12/10/16 (along with 1/2 dozen other Scots Fusiliers) which normally implies actual wounding a month earlier. This event may relate to the winning of MM, or then again may not !

 

Charlie

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Published in 15 (Scottish) Division Routine Orders dated 15 August 1916 (name misspelled as Crossan but battalion and number correct) so for action prior to that.  (15 Div AA &QMG diary).

 

Max

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His MM Index Card image is here with a schedule number 44248http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6149076

The LG of 21.10.1916: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29794/supplement/10217 contains Somme awards for 1 July to 24 August according to Bate & Williamson. As it was in the 15 (Scottish) Division Routine Orders dated 15 August 1916 it is likely to be for late July/early August.

 

The  6th/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers war diary may well have a mention as it is likely to have been one of a number of awards to the Bn..

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352804

 

N.B. Pte. Thomas Cowe 19179 of 6/7th Bn. is listed above him in the same LG. Thomas' MM schedule number is 44252 (prob. for same day):

https://britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=53195&p=830726&hilit=cowe+19179#p830726 

Daily Record - Tuesday 17 October 1916
"Private Thomas Cowe, Scots Fusiliers, awarded the Military Medal for carrying an important message under heavy shell and rifle fire and for bringing in his captain who had been wounded, was a lamplighter in the employment of Edinburgh Corporation when he enlisted. His home is at 37 Milton Street, Edinburgh."          19179 Pte. Thomas Cowe, M.M., 6/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 24 Mar 1918.

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In light of the information re Thomas Cowe's MM award I think this action on 12-13th August 1916 may be the one, due to the high casualties:

The WD on 16th records the 'appreciation of the Corps Commander on operations of 12/13th inst.".

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There are 10 MMs to the 6/7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers in the 21.10.1916 LG (schedule nos. in order first): 

44247 Pte. Edward Petrie 13456

44248 Pte. Robert G. Crossin 14794 

44249 Pte. John Luke 13193

44250 Pte. Patrick Connelly 19875

44251 Sjt. Samuel McGhie 12322

44252 Pte. Thomas Cowe 19179

44253 Sjt. Andrew Hart 15278

44254 Pte. C. McLenaghan 13005

44255 Pte. Charles Long 16695

44256 Sjt. Matthew Connell 11976

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Glad to be able to help Steven. The same info should help others researching the 6th/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers too.

Would you please mind amending the title to include 6th/7th RSF? You can do this via your original post.

 

Thanks,

Ivor

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