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On this day 5th February 1918

5.2.18: CAPT GKK MAUGHAN and 240018 CSM BENNETT awarded the BELGIAN CROIX DE GUERRE.belgian-croix-de-guerre

170-bennett170/240018 CSM Sampson Bennett a Rifle Corp Volunteer and Pre-War Territorial from Burbage


Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan

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

On this day 1st June 1917


2/Lt R EVANS assumed Command and payment of Letter “A” Company vice Capt ROBINSON.evans robinson

Richard Evans and Victor Owen Robinson

Lt GKK MAUGHAN assumed Command and payment of Letter “C” Company vice Lt HIGHMAN.

Maughan Highman

Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan and Harold Woolf Higham

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

In the line at LIEVIN W of LENS June 1 1917: 

  • 5th Sherwood Foresters on the RIGHT
  • 7th Sherwood Foresters on the LEFT
  • 6th Sherwood Foresters in RESERVE at RED MILL
  • 8th Sherwood Foresters in SUPPORT

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2062/240396 Pte John Davison was wounded on this day

John was a pre-War Territorial who enlisted in November 1911 and served with “A” Company. He arrived in France in February 1915 with the 46th North Midland DIvision. Later served with Royal Fusiliers and Royal Field Artillery.2062 davison



On this day 30th May 1917

30.51917 Trenches: Draft of 24 other ranks arrived as reinforcements.

30.5.1917 Trenches: Lieut GKK MAUGHAN rejoined from short leave to England.

Gardyne Keith Kilgour Maughan

30.5.1917 MARQUEFFLES FARM: Divisional Commander presented medal ribbons to the following:-


DC MEDAL 240513 Sergeant F LONGSONLongson DCM June 1917

MILITARY MEDAL 240076 Sergeant JG RAVEY, 242442 Pte L BEASTALL, 241360 L/Cpl A EVANS240076 Ravey April 1917242442 Beastall April 1917241360 Evans April 1917

MARQUEFFLES FARM was next to MARQUEFFLES coal mine at the foot of the Northern slopes of the Lorette Ridge. The Companies were all billeted in the farm, and the Officers in tenet outside, while a home made marquee was used as a mess.

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 19th March 1917

19.3.1917 ST AMAND: Lieut GKK MAUGHAN vacated the appointment of Adjutant. The Divisional Commander presented Military Medal Ribbons to Pte Miles and Pte Taylor.

2077/240401 Pte George Miles, London Gazette dated 26.4.9172077 Miles MM

2149/240438 Pte Bernard Taylor, London Gazette dated 26.4.19172149 Taylor

Both men were later killed in action during August 1918 in the Gorre Sector.

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

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On this day 15th October 1916

15.10.1916 BELLACOURT: Capt Seaton & Lieut Taylor rejoined from Third Army School.

15.10.1916 BELLACOURT: Lieut GKK Maughan to Third Army Infantry School.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

15th: Enemy fired on BRETENCOURT in the morning without doing much damage.

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3900/241268 Pte Jacob Smith

A miner from Model Village near Cresswell returned to England on this day. Jacob enlisted in February 1915 and had previously served with the Clay Cross Company of the 2nd Derbyshire Volunteer Battalion (1900-1905).

After serving in Ireland with the 2/6th Battalion he arrived in France with the IV Reinforcement in October 1915. The is no record of why he returned to England on this day, but after serving with the 5th Reserve Battalion and Army Reserve he was discharged in October 1917 aged 37 and awarded the Silver War Badge due to sickness.

On this day 7th September 1916

7.9.1916 LONDON GAZETTE: NOTTS & DERBY REGT. The Precedence of the undermentioned 2/Lts (Temp Lieuts) to be as notified against their names & not as previously stated:-

  • GKK MAUGHAN 4th June 1915
  • CA BROWN 5th June 1915
  • JL PERCIVAL 6th June 1915
  • AB WALLIS 7th June 1915
  • HW HIGHAM 14th June 1915

Second Lieutenants to be Temporary Lieutenants:-

  • RW CASH withe precedence from 8th June 1915 (March 2)
  • G GLOSSOP with precedence from 9th June 1915 (Feb 12)

7.9.1916 BELLACOURT: 2/Lt LN JOHNSON rejoined from Hospital.

War Diary [WO/95/2694]

Martinets WoodMartinets Wood 20127th: Our support line was shelled about midday and MARTINETS WOOD during the evening – very little damage being done in either case.

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