Denton Recipients of the
Military Medal (MM),
The Military Medal (MM) was instituted by Royal Warrant on the 25 March 1916 and this allowed the medal to be awarded for services rendered during the Great War. It was awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for individual or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a Commander-in-Chief in the Field and it provided for the recipients’ names to be published in The London Gazette.
This award was notified without an accompanying citation describing the circumstances in which the Military Medal was gained beyond an occasional reference to the theatre involved.
The medal completed a three-level arrangement of army decorations, with the Victoria Cross (VC), for all ranks, at the highest level, then the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), for officers, and Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), for other rank, and lastly, the Military Cross (MC) and Military Medal (MM) for officers of the rank of Captain or below, including Warrant Officers, and other ranks, respectively.
Battalion, Bn; Battery, Bty; Brigade, Bde; Company, Coy; Regiment, Regt;
Bombardier, Bomdr; Corporal, Cpl; Driver, Dvr; Guardsman, Gdsm; Gunner, Gnr; Private, Pte; Sapper, Spr; Serjeant, Sjt; Warrant Officer Class 2, WO2;
Acting, A; Lance, L.
|ADKINSON Robert1||Sjt||265375 late 1511||6th Bn, Cheshire Regt||Demob.|
|ADKINSON Walter||Pte||71611||Machine Gun Corps||Demob.|
|ADSHEAD Arthur||Pte||350336 late 1644||9th Bn, Manchester Regt||Demob.|
|ARRANDALE Jesse||Pte||17353||King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt||Demob.|
|BIRCH Arthur||Cpl (A/Sjt)||293608 late 2615||136th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery||Demob.|
|BLADON James||Pte||29316||8th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt)||1 Oct 1918|
|BOOTH Walter2||Pte||70884||Royal Army Medical Corps||Demob.|
|BROWN John William||Pte (A/L/Cpl)||33830||11th Bn, East Lancashire Regt||Demob.|
|BULLOCK Robert William||Gnr||56607||106 Bde, Royal Field Artillery||Discharged|
|CALLAGHAN Thomas3||Sjt||14959 late B/916||62nd Coy, Machine Gun Corps||7 Oct 1917|
|CARTER Robert||Pte||44940||12/13th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers||26 Apr 1918|
|CLAYTON Henry||Gnr||108615||Royal Field Artillery||Demob.|
|CONDON John||L/Cpl||18250||15th Bn, Royal Scots (Lothian Regt)||9 Apr 1917|
|CRESSWELL Colin||Dvr||97394||"D" Bty, Royal Field Artillery||Demob.|
|DALEY William Joseph4||Sjt||303461 late 4611||7th Bn, Manchester Regt late
9th Bn, Manchester Regt
|21 Oct 1918|
|DEAN Frederick John||L/Cpl||17187||4th Bn, Grenadier Guards||22 Apr 1918|
|EATON Percy||Pte||1921||2nd Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers||8 Nov 1919|
|EVANS Harry||Cpl (A/L/Sjt)||19111||21st Bn, Manchester Regt||Demob.|
|FIDLER John||Pte||29713||"D" Coy, 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regt||20 Nov 1917|
|GAYTER Alfred||Cpl||L/9463||Y/30 TMB Unit, Royal Field Artillery||Demob.|
|GIBBONS Ralph Arthur||Spr||253126||Royal Engineers||9 Dec 1919|
|GOODWIN Fred||Cpl||706212 late 2291||Royal Field Artillery||Demob.|
|GREENSMITH Edward||Pte||241683||2/4th Bn, York and Lancaster Regt||Demob.|
|HALLAM Sydney||Pte||16683||8th Bn, East Lancashire Regt||23 Nov 1916|
|HAWKINS William||Cpl||95299||12th Bn, King's (Liverpool Regt)||30 Jun 1918|
|HILL Fred||Pte||EMT/54847 late 13031||King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment||Demob.|
|HOWARD Harry||Sjt||40340||20th Bn, Manchester Regt||9 Aug 1918|
|HUMPHRIES William||Pte||354279||Royal Army Medical Corps||Demob.|
|JOHNSON Charles Richard||Gnr||706231||Royal Field Artillery||Demob.|
|KEATE Arnold Edward||Gdsm||28598||Reserve Bn, Grenadier Guards||Discharged|
|KEYWORTH Frederick Burgess5||L/Bomdr||57499||120nd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery||9 Apr 1918|
|KING Edwin6||L/Cpl||2003||2nd Bn, Manchester Regt||Demob.|
|LEACH Charles||Pte||354166 late 339||Royal Army Medical Corps||Demob.|
|MORRIS William||Cpl||18006||1st Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt)||4 Jan 1918|
|OLDHAM Arden||Pte||10694||1/7th Bn, Cheshire Regt||Demob.|
|REILLY Walter||Gnr||36559||Royal Field Artillery||Discharged|
|ROBERTS Isaac Henry||Sjt||7362||90th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)||3 Oct 1917|
|ROBERTSON Douglas Robert||Pte then Sjt||109571||4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Bn||15 Sep 1916|
|SIDEBOTHAM Harry||Cpl||18154||20th Bn, Manchester Regt||6 Oct 1918|
|STENTON Louis||Pte||67444||Royal Army Medical Corps||Demob.|
|TAYLOR Thomas7||Pte||52464 late 1500||6th Bn, Cheshire Regt||Discharged|
|THOMAS Alfred||L/Cpl||4109||Royal Fusiliers||Demob.|
|THORNHILL Stanley||Cpl (A/Sjt)||354207 late 412||3rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps||Demob.|
|WALSH John||Cpl||23285||Machine Gun Corps||Demob.|
|WARD Horace George||Sjt then A/WO2||15844||18th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers||Demob.|
|WEEKS Walter||Pte||14684||9th Bn, Cheshire Regt||Demob.|
|WILDE William||Pte||351825||1/5th Bn, Manchester Regt||Demob.|
|WILKINSON Matthew Mitchel8||Sjt||12572||"A" Bty, 102nd Bde, Royal Field Artillery||Demob.|
|WILKINSON William Henry||Gnr||53794 (53194 Gazette)||Royal Garrison Artillery||Demob.|
|WINTERBOTTOM Irvine||Cpl (A/L/Sjt)||30356||9th Bn, Manchester Regt||Demob.|
|WOOLFENDEN Ronald||Pte||PS/5969||20th Bn, Royal Fusiliers||18 Aug 1916|
|WYCH Alan||Sjt||139338 late 48332||37th Bn, Machine Gun Corps||Demob.|
1 ADKINSON Robert: Also awarded the 1914 Star (Mons Star).
2 BOOTH Walter: Also awarded two bars to the Military Medal.
3 CALLAGHAN Thomas: Also awarded a bar to the Military Medal.
4 DALEY William Joseph: Also awarded a bar to the Military Medal.
5 KEYWORTH Frederick Burgess: Also awarded a bar to the Military Medal.
6 KING Edwin: Also awarded the 1914 Star and a Clasp to the 1914 Star.
7 TAYLOR Thomas: Also awarded the 1914 Star.
8 WILKINSON Matthew Mitchel: Also awarded the Medal for Military Valour in Bronze (Italy).
He was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, in 1883 and subsequently he was resident in March,
Cambridgeshire. By 1919 he was living on Clare Street, Denton.