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Distinguished Conduct Medal Recipients

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  • Patrick Joseph Mohide (1890 - c.1974)
    Awarded the DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal in WW1 for gallantry. Joined the 1st Batallion of the BEF British Expeditionary Force 1915 and served as a Lance Sergeant until demobbed in 1919. The only ...
  • Henry Edelsten, DCM (1884 - 1916)
  • Courtesy of http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/59000
    Thomas Edward Haythornthwaite, DCM (1882 - 1918)
    HAYTHORNTHWAITE, THOMAS EDWARD Rank: Private Service No: 811917 Date of Death: 30/09/1918 Age: 36 Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 49th Bn. Awards: D C M Grave Reference: II. E. 18. ...
  • Frank Lambert Dickinson, DCM (aft.1893 - 1926)
    Birth. Jun.Q.1893, Sheffield, Yorks., Vol.09c, Pg.662, (GRO Mothers Maiden as Lambert), Marriage. Dec.Q.1919, Sheffield, Yorks., Vol., Pg., (Unchecked - Further Details Not Visible), N.B. 1911c - G...
  • Albert Garnet Anderson (1893 - 1966)
    14/87, Staff Sergeant Major, No 2 Depot Unit of Supply, NZ Army Service Corps CITATION Distinguished Conduct Medal Roye, 21-27 March 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When i...

(Level 2 Gallantry Award)

Instituted on 4th December 1854.

The D.C.M. was the first official medal award to recognise an act of gallantry in the field by a member of the armed forces who was below the rank of officer. It was the other ranks' equivalent of the Distinguished Service Order.

The D.C.M. was awarded for gallantry in the field in the face of the enemy. Other ranks in the British Army and also non-commissioned ranks in Commonwealth Forces were eligible for this award.

The reverse of the medal bears the inscription “For Distinguished Conduct in the Field”. A bar carrying the date of a subsequent deed could be added to the ribbon until 1916 when the bar was changed to a laurel wreath. A recipient of the award is entitled to used the letters D.C.M. after their name.

The D.C.M. was discontinued as an award by the British Armed Forces in 1993, when the three awards of the D.S.O, the D.C.M. and the C.G.M. were replaced by the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross. The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross is now the second level gallantry award for all ranks of the British Armed Forces.

Source: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-gallantry-awards.htm#DCM

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