Crabb, 8403 (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: E. J. Crabb, MM
Rank: Sergeant (Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant)
Number: 8403
Other details: 7th Border Regiment (Kentish Town)
Date published: 2 December 1919
Citation: For marked gallantry and able leadership during the attack on the Foret de Mormal on the 4th November 1918. Under heavy hostile machine-gun fire he rallied two sections which had become disorganised and successfully led them around the flank of the machine-gun position. By bringing intense fire to bear on them he caused the garrison to surrender and captured the machine gun, thereby enabling the company to continue the advance. He did excellent work throughout the operations.

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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.