Wheelwright, 5846 (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: S. Wheelwright
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 5846
Other details: 1st Border Regiment att. 1st Wiltshire Regiment (Borough S.E.)
Date published: 11 March 1920
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the advance on Ovillers on 23rd October 1918, he collected parties under heavy enemy barrage, and then made a personal reconnaissance and returned with valuable information, which enabled our troops to go forward.

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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.