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Distinguished Conduct Medal Recipients

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  • Company Sergeant Major George Cusworth, DCM (1894 - 1919)
    DCM - 1st Jan 1918 Awarded the Croix De Guerre Belgium and the Distinguished Conduct Medal First Name: George Surname: Cusworth Rank: Company Sergeant Major Service Number: 265073 Gallant...
  • James William Worth (c.1891 - 1917)
    Second Lieutenant WORTH, JAMES WILLIAM Died 28/11/1917 Aged 26 2nd/6th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) MC, DCM Son of William and Martha Ann Worth, of 7, Burley Mills,...
  • Sgt. John Byrne, VC DCM (1832 - 1879)
    NOTE: JOHN BYRNE & Sgt. John Murray, VC ARE NOT BROTHERS, BUT BOTH DO NOT HAVE A KNOWN FAMILY TREE SO ARE SHOWN HERE TOGETHER UNTIL THEY CAN BE TRACED. Buried in Thameside mud and only unearthed more...
  • Dudley Stagpoole, VC, DCM (c.1838 - 1911)
    Dudley Stagpoole VC DCM (1838 – 1 August 1911), born in Killunan, County Galway he was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the ...
  • Pvt. William George Vial, DCM (1898 - 1972)
    Served in WWI and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. 65162 Private, 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment For most conspicuous gallantry and initiative east of Le Quesnoy on 4th Nov...

(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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