Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

Postby kerchi » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:22 am

|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  33115  |  Cpl.  |  B.W. JEFFREYS  |  2nd Bn. (Reading) (ITALY)  |  At Fontanellette, on the 29th October 1918, he led his platoon with great dash against a machine-gun post which had held up the advance. On another occasion, when a hidden machine gun had suddenly opened fire from a flank, he stood up alone in full view of the enemy and silenced the machine gun by use of his rifle.  |  25.2.20  |

|  1296  |  L/Cpl.  |  J. JENKINSON  |  5th Bn. TF (Cumberland)  |  For conspicuous and consistent gallantry and devotion to duty when searching for and tending the wounded under fire. Since May 1915, he has done fine work.  |  15.3.16  |

|  10086  |  CSM  |  J. JENNER MM  |  (Upper Norwood)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company met with resistance from parties of the enemy during an advance, he collected a body of men and overcame their opposition. He also led a party against an enemy machine gun, which he captured with ten prisoners. His conduct throughout the day was magnificent.  |  28.3.18  |

|  16391  |  CSM  |  J.W. JOHNSTON  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action, when, with an isolated party, he displayed great courage and determination in getting through the enemy's lines under most difficult conditions, and reporting the situation to Brigade Headquarters. He set a splendid example of courage and endurance.  |  13.2.17  |

|  26595  |  Pte.  |  W.D. JONES  |  (Manchester)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He invariably volunteered for all hazardous tasks, and while employed as battery H.Q. runner he frequently carried important messages under heavy fire.  |  21.10.18  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  27864  |  L/Cpl.  |  J. KEDDLE  |  (Llangarren Ross)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of his platoon. In spite of the forced retirement of the troops on his flank, he held on to his position for thirty hours, under concentrated hostile fire, until relieved. His gallant action greatly facilitated the re-establishment of the line at that point, and by his courage and devotion to duty he set a splendid example to his comrades.  |  17.9.17 

||  793  |  Sjt.  |  J. KIDD  |  1/4th Bn. TF (Cumberland and Westmorland) attached 1st Bn. OBLI  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Kut-al-Amara (Mesopotamia), on 28th September 1915. Although wounded he took part in the final charge and set a fine example to those around him.  |  22.1.16  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  8/14704  |  CSM  |  W. LIGHTFOOT  |  8th Bn.  |  For conspicuous coolness under fire, notably when he rescued a badly wounded man under heavy shell fire.  |  21.6.16  |

|  11281  |  Pte.  |  J. LITHERLAND  |  6th Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on the 9th August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles). After the Officer and all Non-Commissioned Officers of his platoon had been killed or wounded, he assumed the command, and led it with the greatest courage and success. He displayed fine qualities of leadership, and his example was of the greatest encouragement to all ranks.  |  16.11.15  |

|  9026  |  Sjt.  |  H. LONG  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and ability. When his officer had been killed he led his platoon with great coolness in the attack on the enemy trench, and later in the second attack.  |  11.3.16  |

|  6445  |  CSM  |  H. LOUGHMAN  |  (Salford)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. He was with the leading platoon, and when the first lines of his company were held up by hidden wire and very heavy machine-gun fire, he dashed forward with a few men and rushed two machine guns one after another, killing or capturing the teams. This action enabled his company to reform and successfully rush the objective. He showed magnificent courage and rendered most valuable service.  |  15.11.18  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  9306  |  CSM (A/RSM)  |  J. MALIA  |  (Sunderland)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during four days' heavy fighting. He, with those of Battalion Headquarters available, inflicted the greatest possible loss on the attacking enemy. By his fine example of courage and energy he greatly encouraged his men.  |  3.9.18  |

as above  |  CSM  |  as above  |  (Chesterfield)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion, when the officer commanding the platoon had become a casualty, he took command  and handled the men under heavy fire with conspicuous skill and ability and great personal gallantry. During the period under review he has frequently distinguished himself by the energy and courage of his behaviour in action, setting a fine example to the men of his company.  |  21.10 18 BAR  |

|  1490  |  L/Cpl.  |  G. MARTIN  |  5th Bn. TF (Cumberland)  |  For conspicuous gallantry. During a bombardment Serjant Pagan and Lance Corporal Martin re-laid and repaired telephone wires across 300 to 400 yards of open ground under heavy shell fire, thus maintaining communication.  |  15.3.16  |

|  4294  |  L/Cpl.  |  M. McALEAVEY  |  2nd Bn. (Workington)  |  He has been invaluable as non-commissioned officer in charge of stretcher bearers, and he has helped to bring the standard of training to a high level. During the operations from the Paive to the Tagliamento he showed great gallantry and devotion to duty in the tending of wounded hen under fire.  |  11.3.20  |

|  4565  |  Pte.  |  J. McDOWELL  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 10th March 1915, at Neuve Chapelle, when he left his trench under heavy fire on three occasions to attend on the wounded who were lying out 20 yards in front. He was killed on the third occasion.  |  3.6.15  |

|  5163  |  Sjt.  |  J. McGLENNON  |  6th Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry on 21st and 22nd August 1915, near Suvla Bay (Gallipoli Peninsula), in taking messages to his Battalion from Headquarters over open ground and under heavy fire.  |  11.3.16  |

|  8869  |  L/Cpl.  |  L. McGOWAN  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry on the 16th May 1915, at Festubert, when he voluntarily went out, and brought in five wounded men under a very heavy fire, and then advanced with his company. He gave a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.  |  5.8.15  |

|  5168  |  Cpl.  |  E.W. McKEWAN  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded in the head early in the action he refused to go back, and led his section with great dash against a superior force of the enemy, whom he drove out of their position.  He set a fine example to his men.  |  27.7.16  |

|  2347  |  Pte.  |  M. McSHERRY  |  5th Bn. TF (Cumberland)  |  For conspicuous gallantry in carrying messages under heavy shell fire at a critical period, when all wires had been cut.  |  30.3.16  |

|  30551  |  CSM  |  J.R. MINTER  |  7th Bn. (Shepherd's Bush)  |  During the period 17th December 1918, he displayed great gallantry and skill. Owing to heavy casualties, it was frequently necessary for him to take over command of a platoon in addition to his other duties, and this he did in a cheerful and able manner, at the same time setting an excellent example to all ranks by his utter disregard for personal danger.  |  11.3.20  |

|  8397  |  L/Cpl.  |  W. MORRISSEY  |  1st Bn.  |  On 28th April 1915, during operations south of Krithia, for marked personal gallantry and leadership. He brought his section up over fire-swept zone at a very critical moment, thereby holding up the left flank of the enemy in their violent attack.  |  3.7.15  |

|  9887  |  Cpl.  |  E. MOTT  |  1st Bn.  |  On 28th April 1915, during operations south of Krithia, for gallant conduct in leading his company to successive fire positions, and again for conspicuous bravery and good service in attacking over difficult country.  |  3.7.15  |

|  4318  |  CSM  |  J. MURPHY  |  (Workington)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When his company went forward through a heavy barrage he kept his men together and encouraged them by his example. It was mainly due to his coolness and complete control over his men that the company were able to take up their correct position and get under cover. He helped to bring in and dress the wounded, and his courage, coolness and skill were of the highest order.  |  4.3.18  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  10788  |  Cpl. (L/Sjt.)  |  G.E. NURTHEN  |  2n Bn. (N. Kensington)  |  (ITALY) Near Visna, on the 29th October 1918, he was put in charge of two Lewis gun teams covering the bridge. The enemy blew up the bridge, massed in the village behind and attacked, killing and capturing all except the two sections under Cpl. Nurthen, who remained at his post and covered the bridge until reinforcements arrived about eight hours afterwards. It was the fine courage and coolness with which he handled his Lewis gun in action that saved these sections.  |  25.2.20  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  20598  |  Pte.  |  W. PADDOCK  |  (Henley-in-Arden)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as runner between the front line companies and battalion headquarters. He constantly brought in wounded to the dressing station under very heavy fire. On one occasion, when our position was rocking with the explosion of shells, he went out and rescued another runner who was wounded.  |  4.3.18  |

|  1265  |  Sjt.  |  R. PAGAN  |  5th Bn. TF (Cumberland)  |  For conspicuous gallantry. During a bombardment Serjeant Pangan and Lance Corporal Martin re-laid and repaired telephone wires across 300 to 400 yards of open ground under heavy shell fire, thus maintaining communication.  |  15.3.16  |

|  22680  |  Sjt.  |  J. PEAD  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action. He collected a few men and attacked a portion of the enemy's trench, broke down all opposition and captured 15 prisoners. His gallant act saved the situation at a critical time  |  12.3.17  |

22680  |  CSM  |  J. PEAD DCM  |  (Rotherhithe)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led a platoon with great ability in the attack, cleared up several difficult situations, and mopped up several parties of the enemy. He worked untiringly during the consolidation organising supplies, and inspired his men with confidence by his courageous example.  |  23.3.18 BAR  |

|  16557  |  Pte.  |  C. PERRY  |  7th  Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and good work in bombing operations against the enemy on several occasions.  |  11.3.16  |

16557  |  A/Cpl.   |  C. PERRY  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry when leading a bombing party which retook a portion of lost trench. He himself threw bombs for two hours. Next day he volunteered and succeeded in retaking another post. He rebuilt the barricade, and re-established the post.  |  30.3.16 BAR  |

|  22938  |  Pte.  |  A.J. PHARAOH (Tooting)  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He collected a few men and attacked an enemy strong point in conjunction with another party. They captured the position in spite of heavy fire from the enemy, taking three machine guns and fifty prisoners. He showed splendid qualities of leadership and courage.  |  28.3.10  |

|  27376  |  Cpl.  |  G. PICKUP (Blackburn)  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his platoon commander having been killed, he took command of the platoon at a most critical moment, and succeeded in repelling several attacks of the enemy, and holding him at bay until ordered to withdraw.  |  3.9.18  |

|  20028  |  CQMS  |  A.V. PROSSER  |  6th  Bn.  |  For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 21st August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles).  During an advance over a bullet-swept area a fire broke out in the scrub, and a number of wounded were in imminent danger of being burnt to death. Quartermaster-serjeant Prosser went out under very heavy fire to bring in a wounded officer, who was, however, killed by a second bullet before he could be put into shelter. He immediately returned and brought in another wounded man, and continued going out and dragging the wounded out of the burning scrub and carrying them into safety on his back. Owing to his personal bravery and total disregard of personal risk he undoubtedly saved many lives. He was under heavy shell fire and rifle fire throughout.  |  16.11.15  |

|  23121  |  Pte.  |  A. PYE  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination during a bombing raid against the enemy, himself bayoneting eight of them.  |  10.1.17  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  9619  |  Sjt.  |  R. QUAYLE  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although wounded he led his men on to the assault of a strong point, which was holding up the attack. He was again wounded, but carried on and succeeded in capturing the strong point. Later, he organised parties for consolidating the position.  |  12.3.17  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  11808  |  Pte.  |  T. RICHARDSON  |  1ST Bn. (New Depot) (Wigan)  |  For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the morning of the 28th September 1918, at Hooge he accompanied CSM Cockerill and rushed an enemy pill-box which was holding out, and captured nine prisoners and one machine gun.  On the 30th he carried messages under a very heavy machine gun fire, all of which were safely delivered. He showed absolute contempt of the enemy's fire, and his courage won the admiration of all ranks.  |  2.22.19  |

|  8271  |  Sjt.  |  W. E. RILEY  |  2ND Bn. |  For conspicuous gallantry and ability on 29th October 1914, at Gheluvelt. A large number of the enemy having advanced into position north of the Menin road opened a heavy shell fire on our trenches, and Serjeant Riley with three men brought our machine guns across a turnip field and taking up four positions compelled the enemy to retire by his effective fire.  |  2.4.15  |

|  27632  |  A/Cpl  |  J. ROBERTS (Wansford)  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was I charge of a Lewis gun post on a forward position, which was attacked by the enemy in large numbers. Though half his team wee put out of action and there was a large gap on his right, he held his ground and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. He showed splendid courage and determination under heavy fire on this and many other occasions.  |  15.11.18  |

|  22855  |  Cpl.  |  F.W. ROBINS  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action. Accompanied by one man he worked his way round to the rear of an enemy machine gun, killed three of them and captured the remaining five.  |  12.3.17  |

|  9786  |  Pte.  |  A. ROBINSON  |  1/5th Bn. TF (Earby)  |  At Brie near Peronne, on 5th September 1918, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and dash n rushing a machine gun which was enfilading his company and causing may casualties. He bombed the crew and forced them to surrender, and then working along the trench drove another gun tam into a dug-out ad bombed them until they surrendered.  |  |

|  12311  |  Pte.  |  R. ROBINSON  |  (Sunderland)  |  Furthering the advance at Monigny, on the 9th October 1918, a gap existed between his platoon and the division on its left, with the result that the village of Ligny was not mopped up, and considerable difficulty was experienced from enemy snipers. He volunteered to get into the village and silence the snipers; a feat which he successfully accomplished, bringing back 14 prisoners. He set a splendid example of keeness, courage and devotion to duty.  |  2.12.19  |

|  23903  |  L/Cpl.  |  W. ROBINSON  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when with an officers' patrol which had been sent out to locate the enemy. Encountering a hostile patrol on their return, his officer was killed, whereupon he and a comrade rushed the enemy post and shot five of them, although fired upon from all sides. His party withdrew without further casualties, and were enabled to bring back information of great value, which was largely owing to this prompt and gallant action.  |  25.8.17  |

|  8456  |  Sjt.  |  J. ROWE  |  1st Bn. (St. Pancras)  |  For gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 25th Feb. to 17th September 1918. He has commanded a platoon or been acting CSM during this period. He has at all times, when under fire, shown great gallantry and set a very fine example to the men, especially during the Lys and Outtersteene battles. His work throughout has been of a very high standard.  |  3.9.19  |

|  10742  |  Pte.  |  R. ROWLAND  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry. When all the officers and NCO's of his platoon had become casualties he took command and led the platoon with great skill to its final objective.  |  27.7.16  |

|  28212  |  Sjt.  |  H. ROYAL  |  1/5th Bn TF (Brandon, Suffolk)  |  From 25th February to 16th/17th September 1918. Throughout active operations he displayed skill and determination as a platoon serjeant, personally organising patrol work and sending in valuable reports. During the whole period of active operations, for part of which time he was temporarily in command of a platoon, he set a fine example of dash and fearlessness to his men.  |  3.9.19  |

|  240255  |  L/Sjt.  |  R. RULE MM  |  7th Bn. (now Depot) (Whitehaven)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Gauck Wood, on 18th September 1918. During an overwhelming enemy counter-attack, this NCO rallied his men who were being pressed back, and although himself wounded led forward a bombing attack, which, thanks to his energetic leadership, broke up the enemy, and forced them to a hastily retire.  |  16.1.19  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  7102  |  CQMS (A/CSM)  |  J. SALES MM  |  2nd Bn. (Blyth)  |  (ITALY) He has served continuously with the battalion since the outbreak of war, and has shown himself an able administrator and capable leader throughout. During the operations from the Piave to the Tagliamento he proved himself most reliable. He has set a high example of fearless leadership.  |  11.3.20  |

|  12065  |  L/Sjt.  |  F.T. SANDERSON  |  1/5th Bn. TF (Rochdale)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of Favil on 5th November 1918. Whilst in command of a platoon he saw a hostile machine-gun post about 400 yards off. Ordering his men back whilst still observed, he, with the greatest courage, succeeded in creeping so close to the machine-gun post the he was able to open fire at short range, killing four of the enemy and putting the rest to flight.  |  25.2.20  |

|  6406  |  Sjt.  |  G. SHEERER  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at the RAF, after the medical officer had been taken away wounded. He repeatedly went out to dress casualties in the vicinity under intense fire, showed great judgement in evacuating the wounded, and by his total disregard of danger saved many lives, and set a magnificent example to all with him.  |  18.7.18  |

6406  |  Sjt.  |  G. SHEERER MM  |  1st Bn. (London E.C.)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 14th/15th October 1918, before Courtrai, as battalion medical serjeant. When enemy shelling had set fire to battalion headquarters dugout and rendered about forty officers and men helpless by gas and fumes, he helped to drag officers and men out until the whole place was clear. Later, when several casualties occurred, he went forward, dressed them, and carried them back to safety. Later, he on his own initiative brought wounded out of the village of Salines, which was then being very heavily shelled.  |  2.12.19 BAR  |

|  10957  |  Pte.  |  S. SHERWOOD  |  6th Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Suvla Bay between 7th and 10th August 1915, when continued to carry messages after being wounded, till he was finally shot through the body and incapacitated.  |  11.3.16  |

|  7170  |  Cpl.  |  G.A.  SLATER  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry during a heavy bombardment by the enemy. He kept up rapid fire when part of his trench was blown in, went back over the open for fresh ammunition, and generally set a fine example of courage.  |  31.5.16  |

|  22929  |  Cpl.  |  A.H. SMITH  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assisted his platoon serjeant in taking a strong point, and killed a machine gunner who attempted to shoot his serjeant when he was struggling with another of the enemy.  |  12.3.17  |

|  9134  |  Sjt.  |  A.J. SMITH  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When in charge of a carrying party he saw the attacking party was held up. He dumped his material, and led his men to reinforce. He dug in in front of the enemy strong post, and held until ordered to withdraw. He showed great courage and coolness throughout.  |  16.8.17  |

|  9570  |  Pte.  |  L. SMITH  |  2nd Bn.  |  For gallant conduct in conveying messages on many occasions whilst exposed to the enemy's fire.  |  1.4.15  |

|  88  |  Sjt.  |  M.SPARK  |  5th Bn. (Cumberland) TF  |  For conspicuous good work in the trenches. His cool and gallant example was of great value when many men had been wounded.  |  11.3.16  |

|  3354  |  Cpl.  |  J. STABLER  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry in action. He attacked an enemy machine-gun and bombed it out of action, then continued to bomb down the trench and established communication with the battalion on the right.  |  25.11.16  |

|  7105  |  Sjt.  |  T.R. STARKEY  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking command of his platoon and other leaderless men when his officer had been killed. He consolidated an advance position, and , when finally compelled to withdraw, did so very skilfully, and established  his men in a new position. He set a splendid example of courage and coolness throughout.  |  25.8.17  |

|  7890  |  Sjt.  |  J.C. STREETER  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry; he volunteered to go alone up the enemy communication trench in order to reconnoitre a village. He successfully located a field gun which was doing damage, and opened fire on the enemy gunners.  |  11.3.16  |

|  9769  |  Pte.  |  E.J. SWANBOROUGH  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a surprise night attack by the enemy. He did fine work in rallying men who were retiring by his calm and brave example. On another occasion he volunteered and successfully carried back a message over some three hundred yards of open ground, and at once returned to his company.  |  11.3.16  |
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Re: Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations WW1

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|  Number  |  Rank  |  Name  |  Other details*  |  Citation  |  Date awarded  |

* sometimes left blank.

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|  17761  |  Cpl.  |  C. TATTERSHALL MM  |  (Wigan)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. He collected under very heavy fire several small parties of men who were being forced back by the enemy, and led them forward with great determination, driving back the enemy and inflicting heavy casualties. Having gained his objective, he located a very active trench mortar, immediately rushed it, killing the team, and effectively destroying it by bursting bombs down it until it burst. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative.  |  15.11.18  |

|  10575  |  Sjt.  |  W.A. TAYLOR  |  (Finchley N.)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of stretchers. Hearing that all his company officers and senior NCO's were down he left his job and went forward to take charge of the company at great personal danger, passing through a heavy barrage. He took charge of the remainder of the company, collected stragglers, organised them into bombing and Lewis gun sections, with the result that when another came he found all the work had been done. During lulls he produced a piccolo, and by playing popular airs cheered up and put new spirits into his men.  |  3.9.18  |

|  7/12848  |  Pte.  |  R. THOMPSON  |  7th Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry on 26th September 1915, near Hooge, when, in company with an Officer, he held on in the enemy's trenches, and used his bombs until the supply was exhausted, and the enemy's shelling compelled him to retire. He gave a fine example of devotion to duty.  |  16.11.15  |

|  26994  |  Pte.  |  J. TODD  |  (Whitehaven)  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy raid. When the enemy opened a heavy barrage on the line of posts he went forward in advance of one of the posts with ammunition for a Lewis gun and assisted in dispersing a party of about 40 of the enemy who were advancing. When the Lewis gun was put out of action by a trench mortar bomb he remained at his post, covered the withdrawal of the remainder of the section with his revolver, and was still at his post when his section advanced to re-establish the position. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.  |  26.6.18  |

|  6624  |  Sjt.  |  T. TONER  |  2nd Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry and ability on the 16th May 1915, at Festubert. Some men were in a captured first line without a leader, and Serjeant Toner, although not belonging to the company, ran forward under fire, took command, and led, with great courage and coolness, a further advance.  |  5.8.15  |

|  9494  |  L/Cpl.  |  W. TOWNLEY  |  1st Bn.  |  For conspicuous gallantry on the 21st August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles) when he successfully carried messages under heavy fire to the firing line throughout the day and night, bringing back helpful reports. Corporal Townley was engaged on this dangerous work continually for eighteen hours without rest.  |  16.11.15  |

|  14678  |  Cpl.  |  J. TREMBLE  |  |  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in dashing forward on his own initiative and attacking an enemy post single-handed, which was firing on his platoon. This hostile fire was seriously delaying the work of the consolidation, and his gallant act in clearing the post, during which he killed three and captured three prisoners, saved his platoon many casualties.  |  25.8.17  |
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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