Litherland, 11281 (DCM)

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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