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Edward Breeze, DCM, Sgt 1st Batt. Lincolnshire Regt.


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Edward Breeze was originally from Great Yarmouth and killed in action on The Somme 4th June 1916.

He was a pre-war professional soldier and served in the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment as serjeant 7113.

Edward was awarded the DCM but I have not found any details regarding his award. Can any member supply a citation or circumstances for the bravery medal?

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The citation is on Ancestry - "For conspicuous gallantry and ability at Hooge on 16th June 1915..."

Mike

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Thanks Mike. Did an earlier internet search through Ancestry and had message "Your search for Edward Breeze returned zero good matches".

Will try again.

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DCM citations under "Awards and Decorations of Honour"

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Found it Mike, thanks again. The citation reads....

"For conspicuous gallantry and ability at Hooge, on the 16th June 1915, when he collected a few men and attacked the enemy with bombs in their second line of trenches, destroyed two of their machine guns and took 12 prisoners".

His medal index card details his early service.

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His award was Gazetted on 05/08/1915.

He was in 'A' Coy. in 1913.

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Bingo thanks for your input.

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No problem, I was just looking through the list of Lincs DCM Citations when I came across your thread, though a tad late.

I will keep an eye out for anything on him.

Rick

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That would be good Rick, thanks again.

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