Prosser, 20028 (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: 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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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.