Creighton, 21750 (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. Creighton
Rank: Sergeant
Number: 21750
Other details: (Silloth)
Date published: 15 January 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. When his platoon was held up by wire and very heavy machine-gun fire, he collected some stray men, forced his way through the wire, and led his party with the greatest dash to success. Afterwards, his mopping-up work and clearing up of the enemy strong points was very effective. He set a fine example to all of courage and good leadership.

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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.