Tattershall, 17761 (DCM)

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

Name C. Tattershall, MM
Rank Corporal
Number 17761
Other details Border Regiment (Wigan)
Date published 15 November 1918
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid. He collected under very heavy fire several small parties of men who were being forced back by the enemy, and led them forward with great determination, driving back the enemy and inflicting heavy casualties. Having gained his objective, he located a very active trench mortar, immediately rushed it, killing the team, and effectively destroying it by bursting bombs down it until it burst. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative.
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