WW1 Military Medal named 49157 CPL J C DUMBELL 7/8 F CO RE.
John C Dumbell enlisted into the Royal Engineers numbered 49157. He was posted to France on the 14th July 1915 and took part in the First Battle of Somme with the 78th Field Company Royal Engineers.
The 78th Field Company War Diary shows action in the whole of July and at the end it notes MM (LG 23rd Aug 1916) awarded on 26th July 1916 to Cpl Dumbell, McKay & McKenzie. So this could be a 1st July 1916 award or not.