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Hi All,

Does anyone have any photo's or information I could have concerning the 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. I am researching a soldier called J.W Partridge. service no. 13475. He was a sgt in B company and according to his medal card he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant. He also was awarded a DCM for his gallantry at Thiepval 26th-27th september 1916. I have been in touch with Stebie9173 and he his kindly going to send me information from the war diaries concerning this. I am researching this chap for a very good friend of mine and he is trying to get hold of any photo's etc. for me. He does not mind me sharing any information with other forum users. I've got his medal index card and citation from the london gazette. He is my friends grandfather. He later joined The Royal Flying Corps but I am taking this one step at a time.



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Hello, Mick.

Found the Thiepval War Diary Appendix last night. I had "misfiled" it. Was busy tonight so I hope to get it scanned in tomorrow.

Our info so far:

13475 Sergeant (acting C.S.M.) James* William Partridge

Enlisted early September 1914 (estimate based on number)

Embarked to France with 6th (Service) Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment on 26th July 1915.

Awarded D.C.M for taking over command of company after officers became casualties at Thiepval on 26th September 1916.

London Gazette 25th November 1916.

13475 Sjt. J. W. Partridge, North'n R.

For conspicuous gallantry in action [at Thiepval on 26th September 1916]. He assumed command of and led his Company with great courage and initiative. He has previously done fine work.

Ended battle at Thiepval in command of "B" Company.

No record of him being wounded, as far as I know.

Trained as a cadet from early 1917 (estimated).

Discharged to Commission on 25th April 1917 and commissioned as Second-Lieutenant in Northamptonshire Regiment on 26th April 1917.

Believed to have continued serving with 6th Northamptonhsire Regiment.

Promoted to Lieutenant on ??????.

Transferred to the R.F.C. on 31st May 1918 as an Observer Officer.

Relinquished commission on 27th September 1919.

Address after War: Newcomen Road, Wellingborough.

* Mick tells me his name was actually John.


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  • 1 month later...

Just found him in a list of 6th and 2nd Battalion officers wounded at Ypres from 31st July 1917 through 10th August 1917. If he was with the 6th his woiunding was probably on the 10th itself at Glencourse Wood.

Times 29-8-1917


Partridge, Sec. Lt. J W

May well have been his last active service with the battalion...


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  • 7 years later...

What a star you are Steve!

I'm looking for details of a William James Gibbs, 12607, 6th battalion Northamptonshire Regt. Wounded in France on 16.11.1915 which resulted in him losing his right leg.

Any info would be great thanks


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  • 2 months later...

I am looking for information on 2Lt W H Stone DCM (commisioned from12th Lancers) - I know he is KIA on 26 Sep 1916. I have a lot of info on the officer before he was commisioned - can anyone cover his time in the Bn? - Phil

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