Cockerill, 9089 (DCM)

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

Name F. J. Cockerill
Rank Company Sergeant Major
Number 9089
Other details 1st Border Regiment (South Tottenham)
Date published 2 December 1919
Citation During the operations on 28th September 1918, at Hooge, he displayed most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Assisted only by Pte. Richardson, he rushed a pill-box and captured nine prisoners and one machine gun. Again, on the 30th September, during the attack he led forward a small party, capturing an enemy strong point and taking several prisoners and silencing the machine guns thereby enabling the advance to be continued. He did splendid work.
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