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Surg.-Major Arthur Wilson Shea (1866-1947)

“Surg.-Major AW Shea……..was also on that well remembered march out of Chesterfield, mounted, as always, on the popular “Sceptre” (alias “No. 9”). We remember the doctor because of his many waved farewells, which were all faithfully reordered by the cinematograph.

On this day 19th June 1918 – Gallantry Awards

19.6.18: Corps Commander awarded Bar to Military Medal to 240138 Sgt TW Spencer MM and 240244 Cpl EH White MM for gallantry and devotion to duty during raid of 6/7 inst.

Thomas William Spencer

Edward Huddlestone White

19.6.18: Surg.-Major AW Shea DSP rejoined Battalion from Rest Station.

Arthur Wilson Shea

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

On this day 3rd June 1918

3.6.18 London Gazette: SURG-MAJOR AW SHEA awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. 166/240017 RQM Sergt W Barker awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal

Arthur Wilson Shea DSO

166/240017 RQMS William Barker DCM

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

3/6/18 GORRE SECTOR: Quite day. Megs showed less activity at night. Three patrols went out.

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


On this day 25th May 1918 – casualties and awards


The following Officers and NCO were mentioned in the Dispatchers of the Field Marshall Commanding in Chief for gallant service in the field:-

Surgeon Major AW Shea

QM and Hon Captain WD Jamieson

2207/240469 Sgt John Peter Middleton

On New Years Day 1917

1.1.1917 Gazette: Lt Col Edward HALL to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). 1453 Sergeant William MARCHINGTON awarded DCM.1452 Marchington

1.7.1917 Despatches: The following were mentioned in the Despatches of Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig.

  • Lieut.-Col Edward Hall DSO
  • Surgeon Major Arthur Wilson Shea
  • Captain Edward Mallalieu Brook-Taylor
  • 508 Drummer Albert George Askey

Hall Shea Brooke-Taylor

Edward Hall, Arthur Wilson Shea, Edward Mallalieu Brook-TaylorAskey

508 Drummer Albert Askey (right)

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

1453/240125 Sergeant William Marchington only served overseas with the 1/6th Battalion and was disembodied in July 1919.

Jan 1st 12am SOUASTRE: A ten minute bombardment of the enemy line carried out to which the hostile artillery replied an hour later.

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