Pickup, 27376 (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: G. Pickup
Rank: Corporal
Number: 27376
Other details: Border Regiment (Blackburn)
Date published: 3 September 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his platoon commander having been killed, he took command of the platoon at a most critical moment, and succeeded in repelling several attacks of the enemy, and holding him at bay until ordered to withdraw.

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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.