Townley, 9494 (DCM)

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

Name W. Townley
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 9494
Other details 1st Border Regiment
Date published 16 November 1915
Citation For conspicuous gallantry on the 21st August 1915, at Suvla Bay (Dardanelles) when he successfully carried messages under heavy fire to the firing line throughout the day and night, bringing back helpful reports. Corporal Townley was engaged on this dangerous work continually for eighteen hours without rest.

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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.

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