McGowan, 8869 (DCM)

The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.
Name L. McGowan
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 8869
Other details 2nd Border Regiment
Date published 5 August 1915
Citation For conspicuous gallantry on the 16th May 1915, at Festubert, when he voluntarily went out, and brought in five wounded men under a very heavy fire, and then advanced with his company. He gave a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.

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