A Collection of Great War Military Medals to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £340

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War M.M. group of four awarded to Company Sergeant Major A. Norminton, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, who was twice wounded during the Great War

Military Medal G.V.R. (14337 C.S.Mjr. A. Normington [sic]. 1/Linc: R.); 1914-15 Star (14337 L. Cpl. A. Norminton. Linc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (14337 W. O. Cl. 2 A. Norminton. Linc. R.) nearly extremely fine (4) £300-£400

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 17 June 1919

Arthur Norminton was born in 1891 at Grimsby. Giving his occupation as Fish Packer, he attested for the Lincolnshire Regiment on 30 November 1914 at Grimsby. He arrived in France on 24 May 1915 and three days later suffered a bayonet wound resulting in the loss of a finger to his left hand. He returned to England and upon recovery returned to the 1st Battalion in France on 10 June 1916. He was wounded in action (gun-shot wound to left thigh) on 25 September 1916 at the Battle of Morval, necessitating another period of convalescence in England. He returned to France on 23 September 1918 and served there with the 1st Battalion throughout the remainder of the war. He was advanced Warrant Officer Class II and appointed Company Sergeant Major on 28 October 1918. Given the schedule number of his M.M. and the date of his promotion it is highly likely that he was decorated for gallantry during his battalion’s successive successful actions during the advance to victory in October 1918. He returned to England on 5 February 1919 and transferred to the Class Z reserve on 6 March 1919.