Coleman, 9811 (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: J. Coleman
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 9811
Other details: 2nd Border Regiment
Date published: 5 August 1915
Citation: For great gallantry and devotion to duty on the 16th May 1915, at Festubert, in helping to carry a wounded Officer from between the British and German lines under a very destructive fire. Later in the day, assisted by another man, he brought back over 50 wounded men, under intermittent rifle and shell fire.

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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.