Military Medal G.V.R, (S-961 Sjt. 7/Rif. Bde.). 1914-15 Star (S-961 Pte. Rif. Bde.) British War Medal, Victory Medal, (961 Sjt. Rif. Bde.) 961/S-961 Sergeant L. Pope, 7th (Service) Battalion, Rifle Brigade GVF/EF
M.M. London Gazette 27 October 1916. Lionel Pope served during the Great War with the 7th (Service) Battalion, Rifle Brigade in the French theatre of war from 19 May 1915. The Battalion served as part of the 41st Brigade, 14th (Light) Division on the Somme, August – September 1916, so possibly 1st day of the Somme awards.
The regiment formed at Winchester 21.8.1914 landing in France 9.5.1915. Later service with the Royal Artillery which suggests he may have been wounded and transferred to the Royal Artillery for convenience to make up a shortfall.