A Collection of Great War Military Medals to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £220

Estimate: £200 - £240

A Great War M.M. awarded to Private W. Beck, 6th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, who served in the Gallipoli campaign before being decorated for gallantry on the Western Front in 1917

Military Medal G.V.R. (10569 Pte W. Beck. 6/Linc: R.) good very fine £200-£240


M.M. London Gazette 21 August 1917

William Beck served in the 6th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment in the Great War. He entered his first theatre of war when disembarking with his Battalion at Mudros in the Aegean on 18 July 1915. The 6th Battalion were very quickly into the front line on Gallipoli, firstly at Achi Bara near Helles and then at Suvla Bay where they went on to see severe fighting at Chocolate Hill, Anafarta Ridge and Scimitar Ridge. Following the evacuation from Suvla, Beck served on the Western Front in 1916 with the 6th Battalion. His M.M. index card schedule number indicates this was an award for June 1917. It is very likely that it was awarded for the attack at Messines Ridge on 7 June 1917 as this was the 6th Battalion’s only major engagement between January and August 1917.