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Blyton, 11826 (DCM)

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

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

Name W. Blyton
Rank Private
Number 11826
Other details (Wigan)
Date published 3 September 1918
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His company forward posts were attacked and driven in by the enemy. A counter-attack was at once made, and, although badly wounded, he rushed from post to post, single-handed killing ten of the enemy and taking four prisoners. His great courage and cheerful spirit so inspired all with him that all the posts were retaken.
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