Higham, 14772 (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: E. Higham
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 14772
Other details: (none included)
Date published: 25 August 1917
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a patrol which had been sent out to bring in the body of an officer. He outflanked a party of the enemy which were holding a farm with a machine gun, compelling upon them to retire, and inflicting heavy casualties upon them. The next day he personally captured six prisoners during the attack.

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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.