Medals & Awards: Pozieres & Mouquet Farm

22nd-battalion

The following sixty men were recommended for bravery during the 22nd Battalion’s involvement in the fighting around Pozieres and Mouquet Farm during the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916.

Included within the awards are two foreign awards for bravery: the Cross of St.George presented to 1635 Pte Weston,  and the Serbian Silver Medal presented to 1529 Pte Cook. In addition Lieut-Col Smith received the Distinguished Service Order, and 2416 Pte Thomas the Meritorious Service Medal .

Click on their awards to read the citation for their individual action.   

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Regt No. Rank Name Init. Award & Citation Battle or Action Date of Battle or Action Date Awarded London Gazette
2262 Private Bunting W.M. Distinguish. Conduct Medal Pozieres 28 July 1916 26 September 1916
324 Private Allan H. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 29 July 1916
1145 Private Fletcher F.H. Military Medal Pozieres 29 July 1916 21 September 1916
29 Private Lambourn J.F. Military Medal Pozieres 29 July 1916 21 September 1916
Major Mackay N.M. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 29 July 1916 04 January 1917
1980 Sergeant Massey H.V. Military Medal Pozieres 29 July 1916
1069 Private Tucker C. Military Medal Pozieres 29 July 1916 21 September 1916
Captain Pedler L.T.O. Military Cross Pozieres 01 August 1916 01 January 1917
2368 Private Simkin J.L. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 01 August 1916 04 January 1917
Captain Slater J.H. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 01 August 1916 04 January 1917
Lieut.-Colonel Smith R. Distinguish. Service Order Pozieres 01 August 1916 01 January 1917
2nd Lieut. Yeadon C.F. Military Cross Pozieres 01 August 1916 01 January 1917
774 Sergeant Anderson K. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916
760 Private Blow C. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916 01 June 1917
2019 Private Butler A. Military Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916 21 September 1916
4669 Regt. Sergeant Major Cadwell S. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916 28 December 1917
342 Company Sergeant Major Carter T.S. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916 01 June 1917
1892 Lance Corporal Claridge T.J. Military Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916 21 September 1916
1529 Private Cook H.G. Serbian Silver Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916 15 February 1917
588 Lance Corporal Dyett S.C. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916 01 June 1917
377 Sergeant Gallagher G. Military Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916 21 September 1916
822 Private Greenway F. Military Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916 21 September 1916
Lieut. Hughes A. Military Cross Pozieres 04 August 1916 26 September 1916
2nd Lieut. Kellaway F.G. Military Cross Pozieres 04 August 1916 26 September 1916
636 Private Martin P.V. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916
230 Regt. Sergeant Major Porter R.E. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916 04 January 1917
2019 Private Rutter A. Military Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916
461 Lance Corporal Smart  E.C. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 August 1916
1635 Private Weston N.D. Distinguish. Conduct Medal Pozieres 04 August 1916 26 September 2016
2493 Sergeant Batton R.E. Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 21 September 1916
1737 Private Jones F. Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 21 September 1916
1004 Sergeant King J. Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916
78 Sergeant Monaghan G.L. Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 21 September 1916
223 Private O’Neill G.J. Distinguish. Conduct Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 26 September 1916
224 Private Parker T.E. Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 21 September 1916
1779 Corporal Schaefer P.V Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 21 September 1916
Lieut. Skene-Smith A. Military Cross Pozieres 05 August 1916 26 September 1916
1063 Private Small H.N. Military Medal Pozieres 05 August 1916 21 September 1916
1635 Private Weston N.D. St.George’s Cross of Russia Pozieres 05 August 1916 15 February 1917
Captain Cumming N.D. Military Cross Pozieres 20 January 1920
Captain Stewart I.P. Mention in Despatches Pozieres 04 January 1917
1529 Private Cook H.G. Military Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916 21 October 1916
1679 Lance Corporal Greig R.C.G. Military Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916 21 October 1916
401 Private Hull O.J. Military Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916 21 October 1916
529 Private Sands F.C. Military Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916 21 October 1916
2416 Corporal Thomas J.A. Meritorious Service Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916
547 Private Wootton S. Military Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916 21 October 1916
2051 Private Wright J. Military Medal Mouquet Quarry 26 August 1916 21 October 1916

 

2403 Private Salter W.J Military Medal Somme 1916
76 Private Cornish P.J. Military Medal Somme 1916
589 Private Dunne J.F. Military Medal Somme 1916
1064 Private Small W. Military Medal Somme 1916
1070 Private Dungey H. Military Medal Somme 1916
2482 Private Farrington H.G. Military Medal Somme 1916
2483 Private West H. Military Medal Somme 1916
344 Lance-Corporal Carter T. Military Medal Somme 1916
505 Private Kenyon G. Military Medal Somme 1916
499 Private Campbell G. Military Medal Somme 1916
2297 Private Pinch A. Military Medal Somme 1916
710A Private Devine J. Military Medal Somme 1916

 

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