Thompson joined the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment on 24th April 1909. His name appears in the Edinburgh Gazette on 6th August 1918, announcing the award of a bar to the Military Medal (listed as '8930 Cpl. R Thompson. Linc. R. (Battersea)'). No citation is printed. From the records held at the National Archives it appears that the bar was awarded at the same time as the medal - Thompson's Army medal record card confirms that he was in the 2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment and that he had served in France during WW1. It also confirms the award of the Military Medal and the date Gazetted as 6th August 1918, but does not give any clues as to the actions he took in order to warrant the award of this medal. The medal record does not give his first name, only a single initial 'R'. [I cannot find anything in the London Gazette: Ed.]. Thompson attended the Old Comrades' Association Gathering at Wellington Barracks, London, on Sunday September 15th 1929 (listed as '8930 Ex-Sergt. Thompson, , M.M.').
First World War Medals
WWI Medals: Sgt R Thompson
WWI Medals: Pte E. Nixon
The Medals of 9066 Pte E. Nixon, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment were advertised for sale on www.frontiermedals.com on 21 Oct 2007. The medals consist of: 1914 Star With original dated clasp; British War Medal & Victory Medal, with MIC confirming clasp. They were sold for £225.
Medal record Card generously supplied by D Hawley.
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WWI Medals and the Lincoln WWI Commemorative Coin
From left to right - The 1914-15 Star, the Britsh War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Commemorative coins were awarded to every serviceman who returned home to Lincoln after WWI. Printed inside the lid of the box is, "Presented by the Citizens of Lincoln, August 30th, 1919". On the coin itself, the inscription says, "IN TOKEN OF LINCOLN'S GRATITUDE". The coin bears a depiction of the City Coat of Arms with the words "Civitas Lincolniensis" (City of Lincoln) on the scroll underneath. On the reverse of the coin is a British soldier receiving a laurel wreath from Britannia, and the words "Served in the Great War, 1914-1919".
These medals and the commemorative coin were awarded to 38258 DVR Cpl F Taylor, Royal Engineers, of 84 Rasen Lane, Lincoln. Photographed with the generous permission of his granddaughter, Mrs L Taylor-Porter.
Pte Hibbs DCM
Pte Hibbs, of the 1st/4th Battalion, The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, received the DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal) for his part in the Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt, in 1915. Pte Hibbs was presented with a citation by his workmates at Ruston's Ironworks, Lincoln, together with "a purse of gold" and a book with all signatures of contributors.
Advice on claiming, or replacing, campaign medals can be obtained from the Veterans UK Website