Davenport, 5180 (DCM & Bar)

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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: V. H. S. Davenport, DCM
Rank: Sergeant Major
Number: 5180
Other details: 2nd Border Regiment
Date published: 5 August 1915
Citation: For gallant conduct and devotion to duty on the 16th May 1915, at Festubert, when, assisted by another man, he carried back an officer who was wounded, from half way between the British and German lines, under a very heavy and destructive 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.