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On this day 16th June 1917

2466/240584 Sergeant Gershon Shimwell awarded the Military Medal.

“For conspicuous gallantry in the Lievin Sector on the night 2nd/3rd June 1917 when out with a working party that was caught in heavy bombardment”Shimwell


1939/240333 L/Cpl John Laurence Adams awarded the Military Medal.

“For conspicuous gallantry in the Lievin Sector on the night 2nd/3rd June 1917 when out with a working party that was caught in heavy bombardment”


2283/240504 Pte Henry Fletcher awarded the Military Medal

2283_240504 Fletcher June 1917

The Officer was Sergeant was 2nd Lieut. Leslie Nethercote Johnson (who later died of wounds) and the Sergeant was William Booth, a quarryman from Peak Dale.


16 June Trenches: Disposition of units as follows:-

  • 6th Sherwood Foresters on RIGHT
  • 7th Sherwood Foresters on LEFT
  • 5th Sherwood Foresters RIGHT SUPPORT
  • 8th Sherwood Foresters LEFT SUPPORTleft

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 3rd June 1917

3.6.1917 LIEVIN SECTOR: 2/Lt LN JOHNSON MC killed in action whilst on working party (M.30.C.9.5).M.30.C.9.5.

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]


2nd Lieut. LN Johnson’s death occurred on the 3rd June while in charge of a working party in the Bois de Raiumont, when an advanced trench was being dug for the assembly position of the 138th Infantry Brigade, who attacked from there a few days later.

Johnson was one of the Battalion’s most popular officers……and his grave is in the little cemetery between Fosse 10 and Sains-en-Gohelle, where rest the bodies of a good many of the Battalion’s Rank and file.

1/6th Battalion Regimantal History


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Casualties from the 3rd June 19171868:242606 Offord

Alban Offord from Retford died aged 21

  • 1658/240201 Sergt William Booth aged 26. 
  • 4398/241494 Pte Harry Cooper aged 47.
  • 5122/241864 Pte Harry Fuller aged 24.
  • 7751/242541 Pte William Howitt-Walker.
  • 2540/242605 Pte Walter Moxon aged 28.
  • 1868/242606 Pte Alban Offord aged 21.
  • Lieut Leslie Nethercote Johnson aged 29.

The men were buried in either Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension in Sains-en-Gohelle, which was the site of the North Midland Field Ambulance, or in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery by the 7th Casualty Clearing Station.


Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension

Fosse 10 cemetery242606 OffordFosse 43-47


Noeux-Les-Mines Communal CemeteryNoeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery


Other men wounded on this day

  • 3665/241163 Pte ARTHUR BUXTON
  • 2204/240467 Pte FRED HURLER
  • 2563/240639 Pte ERNEST MATTHEWS
  • 2277/240501 Pte FRANK DRABBLE
  • 2867/240771 Pte ALBERT BAGSHAW
  • 2609/240660 Pte ARTHUR COLLIER
  • 3890/241264 Pte WALTER BLAIR
  • 4215/241401 Pte WILLIAM SIMMONS
  • 4190/241390 Pte JOHN HENRY CRYAN
  • 4399/241495 Pte JAMES BLAKEMORE
  • 3400/241053 Pte HERBERT STEEPLES
  • 3302/242408 Pte ERNEST BRAZIER
  • 7731/242521 Pte ARTHUR AUGUSTUS DEACON
  • 7721/242511 Pte ARCHIBOLD BRANSON
  • 4559/241568 Pte PERCY HARMER
  • 5183/241874 Pte HERBERT TAYLOR
  • 5809/242627 Pte RICHARD WEBB
  • 2493/240602 Pte FRED MOORCROFT
  • 4075/241346 Pte JIM RAMSKILL