Rule, 240255 (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: R. Rule, MM
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Number: 240255
Other details: 7th Border Regiment (Now Depot) (Whitehaven)
Date published: 6 January 1919
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Gauck Wood, on 18th September 1918. During an overwhelming enemy counter-attack, this NCO rallied his men who were being pressed back, and although himself wounded led forward a bombing attack, which, thanks to his energetic leadership, broke up the enemy, and forced them to a hastily retire.

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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.