Sunday, September 07, 2014

41987 Pte William Tingley, 11th Suffolk Regiment

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in July 1917, Tingley, Pte W, 25th Training Reserve and in December 1917 updates this with Tingley, Pte W, 9th Suffolk Regiment.  In January 1919 it notes that he has been awarded the DCM whilst serving with the 12th Suffolk Regiment and in July 1919, gives his battalion as the 1th Suffolk Regiment and the fact that he also holds the Croix de Guerre.

I know very little about this man.  On 12th March 1919 William's award of the DCM is confirmed in the supplement to The London Gazette, (Page 3389):  

"Chorley" should of course be "Chailey".
The medal roll for the British War and Victory medals gives a little more information about the battalions that William served with: the 9th Battalion, 11th Battalion and 12th Battalion. No service record however, survives to enable us to dig down a little deeper.
Medal index card courtesy of Ancestry.

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