Fildes, 33857 (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: F. Fildes
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 33857
Other details: (none listed)
Date published: 16 August 1917
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the absence of an officer and all NCO’s, he took charge of his party and led then most gallantly. Later he volunteered as a stretcher-bearer, and was of the greatest assistance. He also went out alone and under heavy fire brought in several wounded men. He undoubtedly saved many lives by his courage and coolness.

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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.