Sheerer, 6406 (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 G. Sheerer[1]
Rank Sergeant
Number 6404
Other details Border Regiment
Date published 18 July 1918
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at the RAP[2], after the medical officer had been taken away wounded. He repeatedly went out to dress casualties in the vicinity under intense fire, showed great judgement in evacuating the wounded, and by his total disregard of danger saved many lives, and set a magnificent example to all with him.

Additional info

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.

References / notes

  1. Sergeant Sheerer was also awarded the Bar for his DCM.
  2. Regimental Aid Post.
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