Taylor, 10575 (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: W. A Taylor
Rank: Sergeant
Number: 10575
Other details: Border Regiment (Finchley N.)
Date published: 3 September 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of stretchers. Hearing that all his company officers and senior NCO’s were down he left his job and went forward to take charge of the company at great personal danger, passing through a heavy barrage. He took charge of the remainder of the company, collected stragglers, organised them into bombing and Lewis gun sections, with the result that when another came he found all the work had been done. During lulls he produced a piccolo, and by playing popular airs cheered up and put new spirits into his men.

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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.