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Clegg, 26859 (DCM)

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

Name F. Clegg
Rank Sergeant
Number 26859
Other details 8th Border Regiment (Kendal)
Date published 2 December 1919
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 22nd October 1918, near Klaadestraat. When a platoon had lost its commander and several officers from heavy machine-gun fire, he took over command of the remainder and led them forward most gallantly. Later, he collected the remainder of another platoon under machine-gun fire, and led them forward with his own men. Later again, when the enemy attempted to counter-attack, he inflicted heavy casualties on them by Lewis-gun and rifle fire, compelling them to withdraw. Throughout the day he showed marked ability and leadership under the heaviest machine-gun fire.
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