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Hi would like to try to find out how my relative got his dcm, his name was francis doolan he served with 1st/8th kings Liverpool regiment. He died on 8th august 1916 and is buried at delville wood cemetery. He was born in Dublin. Any information on how and why he got his dcm would be greatly appreciated.

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Here is his citation in the London Gazette of 16 November 1915:



11538 Private F. Doolan, 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment.


For conspicuous gallantry on the 25th September, 1915, at Cuinchy, when he advanced to the attack with his platoon up to the enemy's unbroken wire, and remained there, under a very heavy fire, until ordered to return to our trenches. Later he went out several times and brought in wounded men. On the last occasion he was accompanied by Private Avory, 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps, whom he carried in, when very severely wounded. Private Doolan had previously displayed great coolness and bravery, on the 17th May, at Festubert, in carrying messages under a very severe artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire.







Steve.

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Here you go https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29369/supplement/11417 and he wasn't i/8th, he was 1st Bn.

Edited to add: - He was a Regular Soldier who enlisted around April - May 1913 and arrived in France with his Bn 12th August 1914 and as well as the DCM, he's entitled to the 1914 Star with Clasp, War and Victory Medals.

Sam

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