Bewsher, 9243 (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: J. Bewsher
Rank: Private
Number: 9243
Other details: 1st Border Regiment
Date published: 6 September 1915
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry on the 28th June 1915, on the Gallipoli peninsula. He led an attack on an enemy trench, clearing it with hand to hand fighting with the bayonet. Later in the day he volunteered to carry a message over open ground swept by heavy fire, and, although wounded, he successfully struggled back and delivered the answer. He gave an exhibition of great bravery and devotion to duty.

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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.