For Bravery & Gallantry

During our research we have discovered a remarkable amount of  Military Medal and other gallantry award recipients  amongst our Brimington soldiers .  Some of our men survived the war, some didnt.

 Military Medal

"Military Medal"

 22550  Private George Bradshaw MM*   -  11th Bn Sherwood Foresters( Notts & Derby). Pondwell.   Awarded – ‘Military Medal’ for bravery in the field  14th August 1917.  


 11557  Sergeant  Samuel Parnham  MM  - 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters( Notts & Derby).  Heywood Street, Brimington.    Awarded – Military Medal for bravery in the field 21st October 1918 




12985  Private John Jakins  MM    Leicester Regiment.  Brimington Common
Awarded – ‘Military Medal’ for  bravery    January 1918


203293  Corporal Arthur Allen MM   5th Bn Sherwood Foresters( Notts & Derby) Station Road, Brimington  Awarded – ‘Military Medal’ for  bravery   April 1919 


240439   L/Corp William Wheatley  MM   Sherwood Foresters ( Notts & Derby), Station Road, Brimington. Awarded – ‘Military Medal ‘for  bravery    May 1919


27545  Serg Jack Eaton  MM    Machine Gun Corps  Victoria Street, Brimington
Awarded – ‘Military Medal’ for bravery  - Feb 1919


 (*Note  Private G Bradshaws head stone in Tyne Cot Cemetery is not inscribed with his 'MM' we have therefore requesting the CWGC to amend this as soon as possible)  

Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.)

For Distinguished Conduct in the Field

Corporal Samuel L Barker DCM

Grenadier Guards/R.E.  Heywood Street, 
A stretcher bearer attached to the Grenadier Guards the soldier was awarded TWO Orders of Merits and a DCM for rescuing officers  and men under heavy fire at the Battle of Loos


Sergeant William Wood DCM

 Machine Gun Corps. Station Road

 Sergeants Wood won his DCM  in 25th March 1918 - and was awarded in a ceremony in Chesterfield Town Hall in February 1922 by the Lord Mayor ( Ald W Rhodes).  Sergeant Wood was also presented with the ‘French Medaille Militaire’ from the French Government for ' bravery in action against 

'Medaille Militaire'
'Meritorious Service Medal'

199528 Private R Evans Labour Corps, Drakes Terrace Brimington

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919 in recognition of the valuable services he rendered to King and Country, throughout his service.

Not Forgotten Brimington    Not Forgotten Brimington  


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 Our Brimington Wreath
laid at the Memorial Gates on Remembrance Sunday
 14th Nov 2021

   Remembrance Sunday 2021

THE SOMME - 1916

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