Beckett, 7015 (DCM)

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The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.

Name: W. Beckett
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 7015
Other details: 1st Border Regiment
Date published: 11 March 1916
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry on the 21st August 1915, at Suvla Bay. After all the officers had been killed or wounded, Sergeant Beckett assumed command, and with great bravery and ability led the firing line forward close up to the enemy’s trenches.

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Border Regiment DCM's were published in the Supplements to the Gazette (London-Edinburgh-Belfast). These can be searched for using Gazettes-Online where scanned images of the original pages are available to view for free. This Distinguished Conduct Medal Citation has been transcribed as accurately as possible but please be aware there may be some typos or others errors as part of this process.