Starkey, 7105 (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. R. Starkey
Rank: Sergeant
Number: 7105
Other details: Border Regiment
Date published: 25 August 1917
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking command of his platoon and other leaderless men when his officer had been killed. He consolidated an advance position, and , when finally compelled to withdraw, did so very skilfully, and established his men in a new position. He set a splendid example of courage and coolness throughout.

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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.