Sanderson, 12065 (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: F. T. Sanderson
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Number: 12065
Other details: 1/5th Border Regiment Territorial Force (Rochdale)
Date published: 25 February 1920
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of Favil on 5th November 1918. Whilst in command of a platoon he saw a hostile machine-gun post about 400 yards off. Ordering his men back whilst still observed, he, with the greatest courage, succeeded in creeping so close to the machine-gun post the he was able to open fire at short range, killing four of the enemy and putting the rest to flight.

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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.