Medals of the Regiments:
The Lincolnshire Regiment

Lincolnshire Regiment Cap BadgeRoyal Lincolnshire Regiment Cap Badge
Above;  cap badge pattern in use from 1898 to about 1948 when a redesign was warranted due to the regiment having been granted the "Royal" title in 1946 (Kipling and King reference 600)Above;  the post 1948  pattern - bottom scroll now "ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT" and the old English font has been dropped from the EGYPT tablet. (Kipling and King reference 1978)

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The Lincolnshire Regiment

1685 - 1960
pre 1881post 1881
10th Regiment of FootThe Lincolnshire Regiment
( 1st and 2nd Battalions)
Earliest recognised formation: 1685 as Granville's or the Earl of Bath's Regiment, becoming the 10th Foot in 1751.
Motto: ?
Regimental Journal:  The Imps.
WWI:Battle Honours; 58Victoria Crosses; 3Died; 8800
WWII:    Battle Honours; 46Victoria Crosses; 1Died; ????
Amalgamated:1960; with the Northamptonshire Regiment to form " The 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire) "

Egypt Campaign 1801

Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814 clasps:


Two officers also received medals with clasps for later service in the Peninsula War with other regiments: 1). Lieutenant John Duffy with the 43rd Foot  received a seven clasp medal; Egypt, Fuentes d' Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Vittoria,  Pyrenees,  Nivelle and  Nive. 2). Lieutenant G.S. Thwaites received a five clasp medal Egypt, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria and Pyrenees for his service with the 48th Foot.

Battle Honour: A Sphinx superscribed 'Egypt' was permitted to be borne on the colours. (also becoming the primary feature of the cap badge design - see above)


A second battalion was raised in 1804 and both battalions had some further service in the Napoleonic wars gaining the battle honour 'Peninsula ' - Second battalion disbanded 1816.


The First Sikh War 1845 - 1846.

The Sutlej Medal 1845 -46


The Casualties of the10th Foot, 10th February1846. (Assault on the Sikh fortification at Sobraon, on the Sutlej River.)

Killed in actionWoundedDied of Wounds"Died"
30505**1 (+5)*

* Five died in May and June and may not be attributable to the action on the 10th February 1846.
** died of wounds generally after 10/2/46

Battle Honour: Sobraon.


The Second Sikh War 1848 - 1849.

The Punjab Medal 1848 -49




numbers:27 (minimum)843790

Battle Honours: Mooltan; Goojerat; Punjaub.

Two battalions of regulars from 1858-1948

India Mutiny 1857   1st Battalion

India Mutiny Medal. 1857 -59




Battle Honour: Lucknow.

VCs: 3,


Perak Campaign 1874-1876 1st Battalion

India General Service Medal 1854 - 95



numbers :460


Titled "The Lincolnshire Regiment " in 1881. (1st and 2nd Battalions)

Reconquest of the Sudan 1896 - 98 1st Battalion

Queen's Sudan Medal 1896 - 98

number:? full battalion ?

Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896 - 1908

clasp :

The Atbara



Battle Honours: Atbara, Khartoum


Anglo-Boer War 1899 - 1902  2nd Battalion (Jan 1900-end of war) (Also companies provided from the 3rd, 4th & 5th Volunteer Battalions)

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, with or without the King's South Africa Medal 1901 - 1902

Frequently encountered clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; also:



OfficersNCOs and Men
KIA & DOWWoundedMissing / POWKIA & DOWDeath from disease WoundedMissing / POW
2nd Battalion

Battle Honours: Paardeberg; South Africa 1899-1902.


The Great War 1914 - 1918  (total of 19 battalions; 12 served overseas:- )

Generally awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal, most men overseas prior to 1/1/1916 also a 1914 or 1914-15 Star.

Battalion →1 2*1/41/52/42/56781012
1st Garrison
date of first overseas service.
 (first theatre red x )
France & Flandersxxxxxxx xxx 
Gallipoli      x     
Egypt & Palestine  xx  x     
India           x
possible ?
1914 or 1914-15 xx          
or 1914-15 only  xx  xxx  n/a
Extracted from : "Soldiers / Officers Died in the Great War" (consider approximate - in addition  215 officers are recorded with 'battalion not shown'  or with battalions not shown here)
** O/SDGW combines figures for 1/4+2/4 and 1/5+2/5 ?

* The second battalion was in Bermuda when war declared, arrived France and Flanders (via Nova Scotia and the UK) 6th November 1914.


Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19
 48 officers and men of the Lincolnshire Regiment also qualified for this medal.

RegularTerritorial ForceNew ArmiesGarrison.

Battle Honours; Mons; Marne 1914; Messines 1914, 1917, 1918; Ypres 1914, 1915, 1917; Neuve Chapelle; Loos; Somme 1916, 1918; Lys; Hindenburg Line; Suvla.Le Cateau; Retreat from Mons; Aisne 1914, 1918; La Bassée 1914; Armentières 1914; Nonne Bosschen; Gravenstafel; St Julien; Frezenberg; Bellewaarde; Aubers; Albert 1916, 1918; Bazentin; Delville Wood; Pozières; Flers-Courcelette; Morval; Thiepval; Ancre 1916, 1918; Arras 1917, 1918; Scarpe 1917, 1918; Arleux; Pilckem; Langemarck 1917; Menin Road; Polygon Wood; Broodseinde; Poelcapelle; Passchendaele; Cambrai 1917, 1918; St Quentin; Bapaume 1918; Estaires; Bailleul; Kemmel; Amiens; Drocourt Quéant; Epéhy; Canal du Nord; St Quentin Canal; Beaurevoir; Selle; Sambre; France and Flanders 1914-18; Landing at Suvla; Scimitar Hill; Gallipoli 1915; Egypt 1916.

VCs; 3,


Jewish / Arab Unrest, Palestine 1936 - 39  2nd Battalion (1936)

General Service Medal 1918 - 62




WW2 1939 - 1945  four battalions with overseas service;

Battalion →1st2nd4th6th
campaign ↓    
Norway 1940  x 
France and
Belgium 1940.
(Dunkirk )
 x x
North Africa & Middle East   x
Sicily / Italy   x
N.W. Europe xx 


 with the 71st Ind. Infantry Brigade for the Burma Campaign. 9th Infantry Brigade
3/9/39 - 31/8/45
D-Day Landers.
146th Infantry Brigade
3/9/39-19/8/42 & 9/9/42-20/10/44. & 31/10/44-31/8/44
landed NW Europe D Day +4
138th Infantry Brigade
3/9/39- 31/8/45

WW2 Stars common to the Battalion. (excluding the 39-45 star )
 Key: A = Africa, P = Pacific, B =  Burma, I = Italy,  F&G = France and Germany

 BF&G F&GA, I.

Most also entitled to the 1939-45 War Medal and many the Defence Medal


Battle Honours; Dunkirk 1940; Normandy Landing; Fontenay le Pesnil; Antwerp–Turnhout Canal; Rhineland; North Africa 1943; Salerno; Gothic Line; Ngadyedauk Pass; Burma 1943-5;  Vist; Norway 1940; Cambes; Defence of Rauray; Caen; Orne; Bourguébus Ridge; Troarn; Nederrijn; Le Havre; Venraij; Venlo Pocket; Hochwald; Lingen; Bremen; Arnhem 1945; North-West Europe 1940, 1944-5; Sedjenane I; Mine de Sedjenane; Argoub Sellah; Vietri Pass; Capture of Naples; Cava di Tirreni; Volturno Crossing; Garigliano Crossing; Monte Tuga; Monte Gridolfo; Gemmano Ridge; Lamone Crossing; San Marino; Italy 1943-5; Donbaik; Point 201 (Arakan); North Arakan; Buthidaung; Ramree.

VCs; 1

Granted the "Royal" 1946


Re-establishment of order post WW2, South East Asia 1945 -46 1st Battalion

General Service Medal 1918 - 62

S.E. Asia 1945 -46

Jewish / Arab Unrest, Palestine 1945 - 48 2nd Battalion

General Service Medal 1918 -62


Palestine 1945-48

1st & 2nd reduced via amalgamation to a single battalion (1st) , 1948

The Malaya Emergency: Operations against Communist insurgents. 1948-60 1st Battalion (1955-58)

General Service Medal 1918 - 62




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Selected Links

The Regimental Museum. (Located in )


Selected Bibliography;

Richard Cannon EsqHistorical Record of The Tenth, or The North Lincolnshire, Regiment of Foot, containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent Services to 1847.  84 pp.Adjutant-General's Office, Horse Guards. London: Parker, Furnivall, & Parker, 1847.
Albert Lee.The History of the Tenth Foot (The Lincolnshire Regiment).  2 vols.Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1911
Edited by Major-Gen. C. R. Simpson, Colonel of the Regiment. With a Foreword by the Earl of YarboroughThe History of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1914-1918. Compiled from Diaries, Despatches, Officers' Notes and other sources. . Illustrated by Charles Simpson. 511 pp. London: The Medici Society Ltd., 1931
Major L. C. Gates. Edited by Major-Gen. J. A. A. Griffin, Colonel of the Regiment.The History of the Tenth Foot, 1919-1915. Compiled from War Diaries, Officers' Narratives and other sources   355 pp.Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1953
 A Short History of the Lincolnshire Regiment (The 10th Foot).  72 pp., Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1926.
 A Short History of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. . 98 pp.Goslar: Germany: Heinrich Winkelhagen, 1954
Compiled by Major L. C. Gates from documents supplied by Lieut.-Col. C. A. C. Sinker and Lieut.-Col. D. P. St. C. RissierThe History of the First Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in India, Arakan, Burma and Sumatra, September 1939 to October 1946.  75 pp.Lincoln: Keyworth & Sons, printers, 1949
 Second Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. On Special Service in Malta and Palestine, 19th September, 1935-20th December, 1936,   52 pp., Printed by N.A.A.F.I., 1937
 The History of the Second Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in North-West Europe. Hermanville-sur-Mer 6 June 1944 to Lengerich 8 May, 1945. 79 pp. [printed in Germany]
H. R. Tweed.A History of the Horncastle Detachment, 4th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment (Territorial Army), from the raising of the original Volunteer Corps in 1803 to the present time. . 50 pp. Horncastle: W. K. Morton & Sons, 1936
Col. T. E. SandallA History of the 5th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment.  With a Chapter on its Reconstitution by Major G. H. Teal! (Adjutant).  222 pp., Oxford Basil Blackwell,1922.
Lt.-Col. J. P. W. JamieThe 177th Brigade, 1914-1918.  73 pp.,
 [2/4th, 2/5th Bns. The Lincolnshire Regt.].
Leicester: printed by W. Thornley & Sons, 1931.
 The History of The Lincolnshire Regiment, 1914-1918. Edited by Major-Gen. C. R. Simpson. [Including the Territorial Battns.]. London: The Medici Society Ltd., 1931. 94" 
Major L. C. GatesThe History of the Tenth Foot, 1919-1950. ( includes a chapter on the Territorial Battalions.)Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd 1953
Edited by Lt.-Col A. H. Wenham.The History of the Sixth Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment. 54 pp. Leoben, Austria: composed and published by Lincoln Unit Printers and printed by Obersteirische Printing Press, 1946


Additional Bibliography for this Page.

Officers of the Regiment.Unpublished rolls in the care of the National Archives; WO 100/ etc.-
 casualty rolls for the 1st Sikh war 1846 
 Additional bibliography same as Northumberland Fusiliers page  



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