Cockerill, 9089 (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. 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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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.