Halton, 260433 (DCM)

The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.
Name H. Halton
Rank Lance Corporal (Acting Corporal)
Number 260433
Other details 7th Border Regiment (Carnforth)
Date published 2 December 1919
Citation For most conspicuous gallantry and determination in the attack on the Foret de Mormal on 4th November 1918. During the advance he went ahead as scout to his platoon. When nearing the final objective the enemy opened heavy machine-gun fire. He worked his way forward in spite of this fire until close to the gun, rushed forward, and singled-handed captured the gun and twelve prisoners, enabling his platoon to advance.

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