A Collection of Great War Military Medals to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £480

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War ‘Hundred Days Offensive’ M.M. group of four awarded to Lance Sergeant J. Peatfield, Lincolnshire Regiment, who served in Gallipoli with the 6th (Service) Battalion and was killed in action near Equancourt on the Western Front whilst serving with the 7th (Service) Battalion on 5 September 1918

Military Medal G.V.R. (13086 Sjt: J. Peatfield. 7/Linc: R.); 1914-15 Star (13086 Pte. J. Peatfield. Linc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (13086 Cpl. J. Peatfield. Linc. R.) nearly extremely fine (4) £300-£400

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 24 January 1919

Joseph Peatfield was born at Ranby, Nottinghamshire in 1894 and enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment at Retford. He proceeded to the Balkans on the Empress of Britain with the 6th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, dropping anchor in Mudros Harbour on 18 July 1915 and from there, within two days, continuing to the front line on Gallipoli, firstly at Achi Bara near Helles and then onto Suvla Bay and the severe fighting that followed at Chocolate Hill, Anafarta Ridge and Scimitar Ridge. Following the evacuation from Suvla, Peatfield served on the Western Front in 1916 with the 6th (Service) Battalion but was repatriated to England on H.S. Carisbrook Castle suffering from Pleurisy. Upon his recovery he returned to France and transferred firstly to the 1st Battalion and then to the 7th (Service) Battalion. Promoted Lance Sergeant, he was killed in action on 5 September 1918 when his battalion attacked the Mouette Trench and the sunken road north of Equancourt, suffering 115 casualties. His M.M. schedule number indicates it was an award for August or early September 1918. He is buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, France.