McKewan, 5168 (DCM)

The home of the Lonsdale Battalion and the Border Regiment in the First World War
Jump to: navigation, search
This page forms part of the
Border Regiment Portal
Border Regt Cap Badge.jpg
The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.
Name: E. W. McKewan
Rank: Corporal
Number: 5168
Other details: 2nd Border Regiment
Date published: 27 July 1916
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded in the head early in the action he refused to go back, and led his section with great dash against a superior force of the enemy, whom he drove out of their position. He set a fine example to his men.

Additional info[edit]

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.