Corran, 25575 (DCM)

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

Name J. H. P. Corran
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 25575
Other details (Darwen)
Date published 6 December 1918
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After being exposed to heavy and accurate shell fire for six hours, he pushed forward his Lewis gun team to within twenty-five yards of a strongly held enemy post, where he dug in and remained unobserved. On a hostile patrol approaching, he suddenly opened fire, killed three and wounded one, and then dashed out himself and took prisoner a warrant officer who was in command. He thus obtained most important identifications.
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