Cowan, 5060 (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. Cowan
Rank: Private
Number: 5060
Other details: 3rd Border Regiment attached 2nd Border Regiment
Date published: 15 January 1916
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry during a heavy bombardment. He dug out two comrades who had been buried regardless of personal risk, and later carried several messages under heavy 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.