Tattershall, 17761 (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: 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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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.