Westbrook, 11058 (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. Westbrook
Rank: Private
Number: 11058
Other details: Border Regiment (Woking)
Date published: 3 September 1918
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while the only soldier left in his team. He stuck to his Lewis gun, collected all the ammunition he could find, and from a suitable position greatly helped to repel an enemy attack. He afterwards collected sufficient men and formed another section. He did fine work.

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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.