Gibson, 5101 (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. Gibson
Rank Sergeant (Acting Company Sergeant Major)
Number 5101
Other details 6th Border Regiment
Date published 16 November 1915
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and ability on the 9th August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles), when he showed great power of command and leadership at a very critical moment in rallying and bringing forward to the assistance of the company a mixed body of men who had lost their officers. Later in the day Serjeant Gibson, on his own initiative, advanced beyond our lines under heavy fire to bandage and give water to wounded men. He showed a fine example of bravery and devotion to duty.

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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.