Challen, 5653 (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: F. Challen
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 5653
Other details: (Woolwich)
Date published: 21-?-1916
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Often, when wiring had to be carried out under heavy shell fire, he took charge of officers’ parties, and it was mainly due to his courage, energy and determination that long lengths of wire entanglements were erected in a very short space of time. His utter disregard for his own safety set a fine example to his men.

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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.