Sheerer, 6406 (DCM & Bar)

The following text is a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) transcription of a Border Regiment soldier of the First World War.

Name G. Sheerer, MM, DCM
Rank Sergeant
Number 6406
Other details 1st Border Regiment (London E. C.)
Date published 2 December 1919 (Bar)
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 14th/15th October 1918, before Courtrai, as battalion medical serjeant. When enemy shelling had set fire to battalion headquarters’ dugout and rendered about forty officers and men helpless by gas and fumes, he helped to drag officers and men out until the whole place was clear. Later, when several casualties occurred, he went forward, dressed them, and carried them back to safety. Later, he on his own initiative brought wounded out of the village of Salines, which was then being very heavily shelled.

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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.

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