Malia, 9306 (DCM & Bar)

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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. Malia, DCM
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 9306
Other details: Border Regiment (Chesterfield)
Date published: 21 October 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion, when the officer commanding the platoon had become a casualty, he took command and handled the men under heavy fire with conspicuous skill and ability and great personal gallantry. During the period under review he has frequently distinguished himself by the energy and courage of his behaviour in action, setting a fine example to the men of his company.
(DCM gazetted 3 September, 1918.)

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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.