Humphrey, 9863 (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: A. W. Humphrey
Rank: sergeant
Number: 9863
Other details: 1st Border Regiment (now Depot) (Kendal)
Date published: 2 December 1919
Citation: For most conspicuous gallantry and determined leadership near Hooge on 28th September 1918. He led his platoon forward with great dash, and when held up by enemy machine-gun fire, he charged the gun, capturing it and the crew. He then reorganised his platoon and led on again to the final objective. Later, he located an enemy machine gun in a house, and at once organised an attack and captured the gun and crew. Although wounded, he refused to go back, and led his men on again until again wounded, seriously. He did splendid work.

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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.