Carter, 16231 (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: H. Carter
Rank: Corporal
Number: 16231
Other details: Border Regiment
Date published: 16 August 1917
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Accompanied by a private soldier, he followed a Tank to its attack upon a hostile battery, keeping close behind. The Tank having fired a broadside, the two men charged the position and captured a gun and its team. They then proceeded to attack another gunpit, where Corporal Carter was knocked senseless by a bomb, but recovered to find his comrade had captured this gun team, six in all - by himself. The dash and determination of these two men were nothing short of marvellous.

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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.