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John Daykin  J. Daykin        Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Daykin Memorial     Corbett Memorial

Surname Daykin
Forename/s John
Rank Lance Corporal
Service Number 26193
DOB 1897  at Ashover
Date & place of death/details 20/9/1917 Aged 20.
Killed in action
Regiment & Unit 16th Battalion, (Chatsworth Rifles) Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire Times Obituary.
Derbyshire Times Obituary
Daykin J
Parents names Mr William & Mrs Emma Daykin
Parents address 15, Madin Street, New Tupton
Grave location or   memoria location No grave.
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99-102 & 162-162A
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Enlisted on 19 May 1915, and proceeded to the front in March 1916.
Pre war occupation was working in the salt house of the bi-product plant at Grassmoor Colliery.
He was a former Patrol Leader and the Assistant Scoutmaster at Grassmoor Boy Scouts.
Campaign Medals
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that John Daykin was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that John Daykin was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.