Bell, 27963 (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: T. Bell
Rank: Private
Number: 27963
Other details: Border Regiment
Date published: 23 August 1917
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when with an officer’ reconnoitring patrol. He and a comrade rushed an enemy post and shot the garrison, in spite of heavy fire from a number of concealed enemy posts. On two previous occasions he had shown the greatest coolness and courage in carrying messages during an attack, and in guiding parties through the enemy barrage. His behaviour was uniformly admirable.

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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.