A Great War D.C.M. and bar group of seven to Warrant Officer J.Smith, Shropshire Light Infantry,
Lot 180*
A Great War D.C.M. and bar group of seven to Warrant Officer J.Smith, Shropshire Light Infantry,
Sold for £5,040 (US$ 8,158) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War D.C.M. and bar group of seven to Warrant Officer J.Smith, Shropshire Light Infantry,
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. with second award bar (12316 Cpl J.Smith. 6/Shrops:L.I.); 1914-15 Star (12316 Pte J.Smith. Shrops:L.I.); British War and Victory Medal (12316 A.W.O.CL.2.J.Smith. Shrops.L.I.); 1939-1945 Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. Toned, good very fine. (7)

Footnotes

  • D.C.M. London Gazette 6.2.1918.

    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On his own initiative he rushed from the support line in full view of the enemy, and attacked a party of the enemy who were bombing the front line. He killed the enemy officer and one man and captured the remaining eight. he showed magnificent courage and resource.

    Bar to the D.C.M. London Gazette 3.9.1918.

    Fos conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all officers of his company had become casualties he took over the command, moving up and down his company front under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, steadying and encouraging the men. He controlled the fire to such good effect that he kept the line intact against the enemy attack.

    A total of 128 DCM's awarded and 3 Bars.
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