Litherland, 11281 (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: J. Litherland
Rank: Private
Number: 11281
Other details: 6th Border Regiment
Date published: 16 November 1915
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on the 9th August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles). After the Officer and all Non-Commissioned Officers of his platoon had been killed or wounded, he assumed the command, and led it with the greatest courage and success. He displayed fine qualities of leadership, and his example was of the greatest encouragement to all ranks.

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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.