Swanborough, 9769 (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: E. J. Swanborough
Rank: Private
Number: 7969
Other details: 2nd Border Regiment
Date published: 11 March 1916
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a surprise night attack by the enemy. He did fine work in rallying men who were retiring by his calm and brave example. On another occasion he volunteered and successfully carried back a message over some three hundred yards of open ground, and at once returned to his company.

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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.