A Collection of Great War Military Medals to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £280

Estimate: £180 - £220

A Great War M.M. pair awarded to Corporal R. Sargent, 8th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, who was wounded on the Western Front

Military Medal G.V.R. (1686 Cpl. R. Sargent. 8/Linc: R); British War Medal 1914-20 (1686 Cpl. R. Sargent. Linc. R.) nearly extremely fine (2) £180-£220


M.M. London Gazette 24 January 1919

Richard Sargent served in the 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment in the Great War. The edition of the London Gazette containing his M.M. announcement generally reflects awards for the period 8 August to 3 September 1918. The 8th Lincolns were engaged at the Second Battles of the Somme 1918 including the Battle of Albert: 21 – 23 August 1918 and the Second Battle of Bapaume: 31 August – 3 September 1918.

A handwritten note with the lot states that Richard Sargent was wounded once and served two years and eight months overseas.