Ferguson, 29748 (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: C. D. Ferguson, MM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 29748
Other details: 1st Border Regiment (Manchester)
Date published: 2 February 1919
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and initiative near Salines on 14th October 1918. When the line was held up by machine-gun fire from the houses in the village, he dashed forward with his Lewis gun and brought enfilade fire to bear on the enemy, forcing them to withdraw. As the enemy retired, he rushed after them, firing his gun from the hip, and succeeded in killing four. His prompt act of courage enabled the advance to continue.

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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.