Murphy, 4318 (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. Murphy
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 4318
Other details: Border Regiment (Workington)
Date published: 4 March 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company went forward through a heavy barrage he kept his men together and encouraged them by his example. It was mainly due to his coolness and complete control over his men that the company were able to take up their correct position and get under cover. He helped to bring in and dress the wounded, and his courage, coolness and skill were of the highest order.

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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.