14-473 Sgt Frank PICKERSGILL M.M. 14th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment 2nd Barnsley Pals.
Military medal awarded for actions on 20th November 1917.
14-473 Sgt Frank PICKERSGILL M.M. 14th York and Lancaster Regiment
Barnsley Chronicle entry
Frank PICKERSGILL was born at Monk Bretton, Barnsley c.1881. The 1891 census shows him living with his parents Charles and Annie Eliza PICKERSGILL at 20 Smithies Old Row, Monk Bretton.
In 1901 the family are at 4 Smithies Terrace, Carlton Road, Monk Bretton and by 1911 they have moved to 68 Swarthorne Avenue, Castleford. Frank is employed as a coal miner.
The military medal was awarded for his brave actions during the first day of the Cambrai offensive where tanks were used on a large scale for the first time.
Little else can be found out about Frank PICKERSGILL. The medals shown are his full entitlement and the award of the Military Medal appeared in the London Gazette on 13th March 1918.