Richardson, 11808 (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: T. Richardson
Rank: Private
Number: 11808
Other details: 1st Border Regiment (Now depot) (Wigan)
Date published: 2 December 1919
Citation: For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the morning of the 28th September 1918, at Hooge he accompanied CSM Cockerill and rushed an enemy pill-box which was holding out, and captured nine prisoners and one machine gun. On the 30th he carried messages under a very heavy machine gun fire, all of which were safely delivered. He showed absolute contempt of the enemy’s fire, and his courage won the admiration of all ranks.

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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.