Prosser, 20028 (DCM)

The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.

Name A. V. Prosser
Rank Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Number 20028
Other details 6th Border Regiment
Date published 16 November 1915
Citation For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 21st August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles). During an advance over a bullet-swept area a fire broke out in the scrub, and a number of wounded were in imminent danger of being burnt to death. Quartermaster-serjeant Prosser went out under very heavy fire to bring in a wounded officer, who was, however, killed by a second bullet before he could be put into shelter. He immediately returned and brought in another wounded man, and continued going out and dragging the wounded out of the burning scrub and carrying them into safety on his back. Owing to his personal bravery and total disregard of personal risk he undoubtedly saved many lives. He was under heavy shell fire and rifle fire throughout.
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