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East Yorks DCM winner


Matt Dixon

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I am trying to find the citation for the DCM of the following:

Sgt JE Wood DCM, East Yorkshire regiment, reported missing on the 9th August 1915, aged 23.

De Ruvigny's roll of honour stated his DCM was Gazetted on the 30th June 1916. I have looked in Gazette Online and there doesn't seem to be one for that date.

There is however a CSM J Wood, Wiltshire Regt, who has a DCM gazetted on the 20th June 1916, could this be the same man?

If anyone can assist in this matter I would be most grateful.

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Thanks for that, why can't I find him in the LG?

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Matt

8286 Sgt JE Wood is shown in the LG on page 6137 23rd June 1915. No citation is given. Walkers "Recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal" shows an LG entry for him for 30th June 1915 as Ist Bn East Yorks. This doesn't show up in the on-line LG for some reason. It is not unusual to have two entries, one for the initial announcement and another for the citation.

Terry Reeves

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Thanks very much for the help, I will try and get a copy anyhows, what a shame there is no citation.

Kind regards

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There is a citation but it doesn't add a lot:

Announcement courtesy of Terry:

LG 23-6-1915

8286 Serjeant J. E. Wood, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

LG 30-6-1915

For conspicuous and consistent zeal and devotion to duty displayed as a

Platoon Commander.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

Steve.

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Thanks so much, I really am most grateful.

This forum never ceases to amaze me.

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