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Great War Battle of the Somme casualty and Second World War North West Europe Regular Army long service family group presumed to be father and son, the first a Private F. Pocknee, 9th Service Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, who was killed in acti...

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Great War Battle of the Somme casualty and Second World War North West Europe Regular Army long service family group presumed to be father and son, the first a Private F. Pocknee, 9th Service Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, who was killed in action on 16th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, the second, a Sergeant F. Pocknee, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, who saw service during the Second World War in North West Europe, having originally won a number of regimental sporting prize medals during the 1920’s to 1930’s, competing variously in football, athletics and hockey when a member of ‘C’ Company, 2nd Battalion.

Pair: British War Medal and Victory Medal; (4741 PTE. F. POCKNEE. E.SURR.R.)

Condition: Good Very Fine.

Group of 6: 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Coronation Medal 1937; Regular Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVI 1st type bust; (3591231 SJT. F. POCKNEE. BORD.R.)

Condition: Good Very Fine.

Together with the following:

Border Regiment Sports Prize Medal, silver, engraved to the 2nd Battalion, reverse engraved: ‘Football Dragon 1922-23 Cpl. F. Pocknee’.

Border Regiment Sports Prize Medal, silver, engraved to the 2nd Battalion, reverse engraved: ‘Athletic Sports 1924 120x Hurdles First Pte. Pocknee’.

Border Regiment Sports Prize Medal, silver, engraved to the 2nd Battalion, reverse engraved: ‘Athletic Sports 1924 Long Jump Team C Coy. Pte. Pocknee’.

Border Regiment Hockey Prize Medal, silver and enamels, engraved: ‘Inter-Coy. 1930-31. C. Coy. L/C. F. Pocknee’. This with slight damage to the enamel.

Frederick Pocknee was born in Willesden, Middlesex, and saw service as a Private (No.4741) with the 9th Service Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, and was killed in action on 16th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.

His son, Sergeant (No.3591231) F. Pocknee, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, a long serving regular solider who originally enlisted in the early 1920’s, and who represented his regiment in athletics, football and hockey. As a Corporal with the 2nd Battalion, he won a regimental prize medal for the ‘Football Dragon’ in the 1922 to 1923 season, and then in athletics, when now demoted to Private, he gained a first for the 120x hurdles in the 1924 competition, being also awarded a medal in that year for being a member of the ‘C’ Company Long Jump team. During the Hockey season of 1930 to 1931, whilst still a member of ‘C’ Company and serving as a Lance Corporal, he won another prize medal in the Inter-Company competition. Pocknee saw service during the Second World War in North West Europe. It is unverified if he is entitled to the Coronation Medal 1937, however it came with the group.