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Bethany Moore

I am currently researching the list of men from my town who died in FWW.

One of them was awarded the DCM and I would like to find his citation but I have been struggling to find anything.

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me.

 

The citation I am looking for is for:

2nd Lt Arthur Harper DCM 

2nd Bn Border Regiment

Died: 02/04/1917

 

From the research that I have done from his medal card etc - he would have received his DCM whilst either a Cpl or Sgt with 5th Dragoon Guards. I am not certain but I think it may have been awarded in 1914.

 

Any assistance would be great fully received!

 

 

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Keith_history_buff

Hi Bethany,
It should be possible to find the details via a dataset that FindMyPast has been hosting for a while, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. It appears that it is also available via Ancestry.

Have you been able to find a medal card (within the WO 372) that gives the date that the award was gazetted (announced) in the London Gazette? 
Beaten to it by Charlie, I see.

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Gareth Davies

Welcome aboard Bethany.

 

For those that don't know her, Bethany is ace!!!!!

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Bethany Moore
3 minutes ago, Keith_history_buff said:

Hi Bethany,
It should be possible to find the details via a dataset that FindMyPast has been hosting for a while, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. It appears that it is also available via Ancestry.

Have you been able to find a medal card (within the WO 372) that gives the date that the award was gazetted (announced) in the London Gazette? 
Beaten to it by Charlie, I see.

Thank you Keith! 

I had got his medal card from the NA but only showed the BVM/VM/14-15 Star, not the DCM at all

Thank you for your help

7 minutes ago, Gareth Davies said:

Welcome aboard Bethany.

 

For those that don't know her, Bethany is ace!!!!!

Ha ha thank you Gareth that's very kind of you!  :D

 

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Keith_history_buff

Hi Bethany,

The card is merely the means to get to the end result of finding it in the gazette. They state the LG date & number, nothing else of interest.
I found the card, reference WO 372/23/56363.

Another open and shut case, courtesy of Charlie.

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