Search results for Military Medal.

27 September 1918 Louise de Bettignies (alias 'Alice Dubois') died on this day

/on-this-day/27-september-1918-louise-de-bettignies-alias-alice-dubois-died-on-this-day/

Also known as 'The Jean d'Arc of the North', Louise de Bettingnies was born on 15 July 1880 at St.Amand-les-Eaux. Although from a penniless background (the family fortune disappeared before she was born), she was well educated and eventually became a housekeeper to English and German families - learning the languages and discovering Europe in the p…


16 October 1916 Pte James Joynt MM died on this day on the Somme

/on-this-day/16-october-1916-pte-james-joynt-mm-died-on-this-day-on-the-somme/

James, the second child of William (an Irishman for Limerick) and Ellen (from Gosport) was born in Derby in January 1882. He had an older sister who would have been 6 or 7 at the time. Brothers Richard and Dudley were born respectively in 1888 and 1894. By the the time of the 1891 Census, 9 year old James was living at 22 Milton St, Derby with his…


Lieutenant Martin’s Letters:  F.W.S. Martin, M.M., an Anzac in the Great War

/world-war-i-book-reviews/lieutenant-martin-s-letters-fws-martin-mm-an-anzac-in-the-great-war/

Reviewed by R. Buckley, B.A., Ph. D. Cantab. Lieutenant Fred Martin, M.M., the author’s uncle, was born in Queensland in 1895. He died at Polygon Wood, September 20th, 1917. Training as a teacher when war broke out, Martin was a fine writer whose wartime letters to his family bring images and characters vividly to life and throw light on contempor…


265642 Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

/on-this-day/265642-sgt-charles-peachey-mm-16th-bn-duke-of-wellingtons-w-riding-regt/

From Settle, Yorkshire, a veteran of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 and the Somme in 1916, Charles Peachey (by now mentioned in dispatches and promoted to Sergeant and, on occasion, appointed acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class) was awarded the Military Medal for actions during the Battle of Poelcapelle (3rd Ypres) in 1917. He was killed in actio…


20 June 1917: 186025 Cpl Harold Albert Bolton MM, 8th Bn CEF.

/on-this-day/20-june-1917-186025-cpl-harold-albert-bolton-mm-8th-bn-cef/

Born at Darlingford, Manitoba on 25 April 1896. In 1912 he gained employment with the Darlingford branch of the Bank of British North America. He enlisted (into the 90th Bn) on 6 November 1915 and proceeded to the UK in continuation of his training. After being attached to the 8th Bn CEF, Harold went to France in early 1916. For gallantry in actio…