A Collection of Great War Military Medals to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £260

Estimate: £240 - £280

A Great War M.M. awarded to Lance Corporal J. Clewlow, 7th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, late 2/5th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, who was killed in action in France and Flanders on 26 August 1918

Military Medal (235409 Pte. - L.Cpl. - J. Clelow [sic]. 7/Linc: R.) extremely fine £240-£280


M.M. London Gazette 12 July 1918.

Jospeh Clewlow, a native of Fenton, Staffordshire was born in 1900. He served in France during the Great War with the 2/5th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. On 1 September 1917 he transferred from D Company To B Company before later transferring to the 7th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment with which he was awarded the Military Medal. His M.M. index card schedule number indicates an award for the German March Offensive 21 March 1918 to 11 April 1918; during this period the 7th Battalion were involved in the heavy fighting around Hermies. He was killed in action on 26 August 1918 at a time when his battalion was pushing eastwards from Courcelette during the closing stages of the Second Battles of the Somme. The 7th Battalion lost 8 officers and 203 other ranks in the period 21-28 August 1918.

Clewlow is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.