Gent, 5069 (DCM)

The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.
Name J. Gent
Rank Company Sergeant Major
Number 5069
Other details ("E" Carlisle)
Date published 3 September 1918
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the officers of his company had become casualties this warrant officer took command and reorganised it. He remained in command for four days fighting a rearguard action the whole time. His magnificent example of courage and coolness against overwhelming odds inspired his men to a stubborn resistance, reducing his own casualties, and inflicting heavy losses on, and checking the enemy.

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