Crabb, 8403 (DCM)

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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