Tag Archives: Edward Kershaw

On this day 5th January 1918: The following Awards were announced in the London Gazette

Military Cross: Captain FW Hipkins

Mentioned in Dispatches: Lieut Colonel BW Vann, Captain E Kershaw MC, 1865/240304 Sgt F Pott

Distinguished Conduct Medal: 2113/240421 Sgt J Atterbury

Meritorious Service Medal: 2135/240431 Sgt HG Benstead, 1663/240203 Sgt H Hodgkinson

Frederick Wystan Hipkins

Fred Pott

Harry Gordon Benstead

Edward Kershaw

Bernard William Vann

On this day 30th November 1918: Award of decorations

Following decorations awarded for gallantry and devotion to duty near RAMICOURT on 3rd October 1918.

Distinguished Service Order: Lieut (A/Major) JA SHEDDEN, MC

Bar to Military Cross: Lieut (A/Capt) E KERSHAW, MC

Military Cross: Capt (A/Major) EF WINSER and 2/Lt CB NEWELL

On this day 16th October 1917

16/10/1917 HILL 70: Battalion relieved 1/5th Battn in the line.

London Gazette Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants as from 1.7.17:

  • R Evans (d of w)
  • T Greaves
  • KH Bond MC
  • FW Hipkins
  • VTG Hore
  • WA Lytle MC
  • E Kershaw MC
  • WT Stephens
  • FS Rowland MC
  • WL Cooper


Second Lieutenant to be Lieutenant from 26.7.17: AF Briggs

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

16/X/17: Movement above normals on tracks behind enemy’s lines. Inter-Battalion reliefs during night.

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

On this day 2nd June 1917

2.6.1917: Lt & Adjt E KERSHAW MC and LT HW HIGHAM on short leave to England (10 days). Lieut J TAYLOR performed the duties of Adjt during absence of Lieut Kershaw.

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Edward Kershaw and Harold Woolf Higham

Taylor Joshua

Joshua Taylor

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

2-4th June: During this period work was concentrated on digging the assembly trench in the Cite De RIAUMONT. The enemy paid a good deal of attention to this work and frequently trench mortared and gassed our working parties.

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

On this day 7th May 1917

6.5.1917 Extract from C in C’s List No. 133: Sherwood Foresters :- 2/Lieut. E Kershaw, MC to be Adjutant and to be Temporary Lieutenant whilst so employed vice 2/Lieut (Temp Lieut) GKK MAUGHAN to Regimental Duty 19/4/17.Kershaw Maughan

Edward Kershaw and Gardyne Maughan

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

3409/241058 Corporal William Ball

Who served with “A” Company was wounded on 7th May 1917 at Cite St Pierre. Alfred was discharged in May 1918.3049 Ball

On this day 24th March 1917

24.3.1917 Warloy-Baillon: Divisional Commander presented Military Cross ribbon to 2/Lt E KERSHAW.Kershaw April 1917

Kershaw MC

Battalion marched into billets at VILLERS-BOCAGE.

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

24th VILLERS BOCAGE: Bde Headquarters to Villers Bocage.

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