Great War Western Front Final Advance Battle of the Hundred Days Action of the 30th September to 3rd October 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Sergeant S. Talbot, 18th Service Battalion - the 2nd South East Lancashire, Lancashire Fusiliers. Th...

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Great War Western Front Final Advance Battle of the Hundred Days Action of the 30th September to 3rd October 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Sergeant S. Talbot, 18th Service Battalion - the 2nd South East Lancashire, Lancashire Fusiliers. This battalion, a Bantam Battalion, arrived on the Western Front in January 1916, and saw service as part of the 104th Brigade in the 35th Division. Talbot is confirmed as having been awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th May 1919 which indicates an award won during August to October 1918 during the final advance. The 18th Battalion War Diary confirm’s that Talbot earned his award for the action of 30th September to 3rd October 1918. During the period covered which encapsulated the final advance, the 18th Battalion encountered fierce opposition at America Cabaret, a mile and a half north of Wervicq.

Military Medal, GVR bust; (21730 SJT: S. TALBOT. 18/LAN: FUS:)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Samuel Talbot came from Bolton, Lancashire, and saw service during the Great War as a Sergeant (No.21730) with the 18th Service Battalion - the 2nd South East Lancashire, Lancashire Fusiliers. This battalion, a Bantam Battalion, arrived on the Western Front on 29th January 1916, and saw service as part of the 104th Brigade in the 35th Division.

Talbot was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th May 1919 which indicates an award won during August to October 1918 during the final advance. The 18th Battalion War Diary confirm’s that Talbot earned his award for the action of 30th September to 3rd October 1918, and Talbot was one of 18 recipient’s of the Military Medal to the 18th Battalion during this month. During the period covered which encapsulated the final advance, the 18th Battalion encountered fierce opposition at America Cabaret, a mile and a half north of Wervicq. Little progress was possible and a halt had to be made east of the Wervicq-Becelaere road