Author Topic: 7657 C.S.M. Joseph Lemon, DCM  (Read 3823 times)

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7657 C.S.M. Joseph Lemon, DCM
« on: October 14, 2009, 10:14:34 PM »

2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Awarded the D.C.M. in the London Gazette of 30 June 1915. Lemon was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous devotion to duty during the campaign. His coolness and resource under fire set a fine example to his subordinates".

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Re: 7657 C.S.M. Joseph Lemon, DCM
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 07:49:20 PM »
Joseph Lemon.  Enlisted in the 1st Bn in 1903.  Wounded at Le Cateau when a Sergeant with the 2nd Bn.  Later as CSM of 'A' Company 3rd Battalion he was one of the ten soldiers particularly commended for their part in rescuing casualties when the 3rd Bn were bombed at Cleethorpes.

He became acting Regimental Sergeant Major of the 2nd Bn in1917 and RSM at the Depot from 1919 until 1922.  He was awarded the Military Service Medal in January 1919.

On discharge he spent three years as an attendant at the Whitworth Art Gallery and a further 22 years as Commissionaire at the Refuge Assurance Company before finally retiring in 1949.  He died at Romiley on 12 August 1950, aged 66.

What a man!!

He bequeathed his medals to the Regimental Museum.

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Re: 7657 C.S.M. Joseph Lemon, DCM
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 02:04:06 AM »

Hi Robert !

Thanks for that piece of information about Joseph ... it sounds as if you had a lot of admiration for him !  :)

Annie  :)

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Re: 7657 C.S.M. Joseph Lemon, DCM
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 09:03:53 PM »
at the time of his award,his parents were residing at 3 victoria st,carrickfergus