151st Machine Gun Company

On 6th February 1916 the machine gun sections of the battalions in the 151st Infantry Brigade were amalgamated to form the 151st Machine Gun Company.

The following men from the 6th DLI were attached and re-numbered :

MGC Number Surname Old Number
Coy Sjt Major Malpass
24286 McWilliams 1622
24287 Watson 1674
24288 Jones 1973
24289 Walton 1693
24290 Thomas 1579
24291 Parkinson 1250
24292 Connolly 1539
24293 Moffitt 1794
24294 Winter 1928
24295 Jameson 1523
24296 Unknown
24297 McCrone 2867
24298 Chester 2420
24299 Nevison 2171
24300 Gowton 2775
24301 Jackson 2400
24302 Clennell 2020
24303 Jackson 2021
24304 Charlton 3118

The following officers were attached to the company from the brigade:

Captain (5th Loyal North Lancashire ) – Company commanding officer
Lieutenant A M Gelsthorpe (8th Durham Light Infantry) – Company second in command
Lieutenant A L Brock (6th Durham Light Infantry)
Lieutenant R W Marley (5th Border Regiment)
Lieutenant H E Wood (5th Border Regiment)
Second Lieutenant J A G Ainley (6th Durham Light Infantry)
Second Lieutenant A M Jones (8th Durham Light Infantry)
Second Lieutenant H G Allison (9th Durham Light Infantry)
Second Lieutenant L Tomlinson (9th Durham Light Infantry)

Joseph Malpass 1869

Born : Unknown
Enlisted at : Unknown on or about Unknown
Sent overseas on : 19/04/1915
Discharged on : Unknown
Died on : Unknown
Extra Notes : Corporal in April 1915. Listed as wounded on a War Office casualty list of 8th May 1915. Attached to 151st Bde MG Company in February 1916 as Company Serjeant Major. Brother of 1546 T Malpass. Shot twice in the head at Ypres in April 1915 whilst manning a maxim gun. Promoted to Serjeant and recommended for the DCM according to a newspaper article. He was awarded a DCM but for rescuing 2 wounded soldiers. Presented with the DCM on 3 May 1916 by the chairman of Consett Urban District Council.