A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £500

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War 1916 ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of seven awarded to Warrant Officer Class II E. Sizer, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

Military Medal G.V.R. (8690 Sjt: E. Sizer. 1/Linc: R.); 1914 Star, with clasp (8690 Cpl. E. Sizer. 1/Linc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (8690 W. O. Cl. 2 E. Sizer. Linc. R.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue, fixed suspension (4792442 W. O. Cl. II. E. Sizer. Linc. R.) contact marks to the Great War awards, these nearly very fine, the rest better (7) £400-£500


M.M. London Gazette 14 December 1916

Edwin Sizer was born in South Somercoates, Lincolnshire, in 1890. He enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1909 and, after the outbreak of war, disembarked in France with the 1st Battalion on 13 August 1914. The London Gazette of 14 December 1916 carried the announcement of his M.M. award. This gazette largely carried individual awards for small actions, such as trench raids, carried out in September 1916, a period when the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire saw considerable action, being engaged in the Battle of Flers-Courcellette (15 – 22 September 1916) and the Battle of Morval (25 – 28 September 1916).