Todd, 26994 (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: J. Todd
Rank: Private
Number: 26994
Other details: Border Regiment (Whitehaven)
Date published: 26 June 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy raid. When the enemy opened a heavy barrage on the line of posts he went forward in advance of one of the posts with ammunition for a Lewis gun and assisted in dispersing a party of about 40 of the enemy who were advancing. When the Lewis gun was put out of action by a trench mortar bomb he remained at his post, covered the withdrawal of the remainder of the section with his revolver, and was still at his post when his section advanced to re-establish the position. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.

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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.