Paddock, 20598 (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: W. Paddock
Rank: Private
Number: 20598
Other details: Border Regiment (Henley-in-Arden)
Date published: 4 March 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as runner between the front line companies and battalion headquarters. He constantly brought in wounded to the dressing station under very heavy fire. On one occasion, when our position was rocking with the explosion of shells, he went out and rescued another runner who was wounded.

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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.