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Friend, 10180 (DCM)

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.

Name A. Friend
Rank Lance Sergeant
Number 10180
Other details 1st Border Regiment
Date published 5 August 1915
Citation For gallant conduct on the night of 10th-11th June 1915, during operations near Krithia (Dardanelles) in volunteering to take command of a party to capture a Turkish trench. He led his party forward under heavy fire, and cleared the enemy out with the bayonet. He also did splendid work in keeping the enemy back with rifle fire until bombs could be brought up. He was always in the front, and the success was greatly due to his vigour and resource.
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