Thompson, 7/12848 (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: R. Thompson
Rank: Private
Number: 7/12848
Other details: 7th Border Regiment
Date published: 16 November 1915
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry on 26th September 1915, near Hooge, when, in company with an Officer, he held on in the enemy’s trenches, and used his bombs until the supply was exhausted, and the enemy’s shelling compelled him to retire. He gave a fine example of devotion to duty.

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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.