4 D.C.M.'s at Wharncliffe

 

 

 

The 4 service men in this newspaper cipping all won the D.C.M. We are not quite sure who is who howevever we do know:

 

Sergeant Alfred Frederick Grimble, 10th Yorkshire Regiment, # 17647. Of Lambeth, London.
MIC - Victory, British War and 15 Star medals, landed France 9/9/15.

DCM Citation -
'For conspicuous gallantry, During a bombardment by aerial torpedo's, Sjt's. Grimble and Dearman showed the greatest gallantry in restoring dicipline in the trench. Sergeant Grimble was severely wounded, and lost both his legs'.
His papers survive on Ancestry.

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Private. John Stephenson, 10th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment, # 17544, a miner from Blyth, Northumberland.

DCM Citation -
'For conspicuous gallantry near Armentiers on 19th December 1915. During a bombardment a shell struck some brickwork and buried two men. Lance Corporal Hall, with Pte's. Clark and Stephenson at once volunteered, and though fully exposed to the enemy's fire, continued to work till the two men were rescued' (L.G. 22.1.16)

MIC - Victory, British War and 15 Star, Landed 9/9/15.
His papers survive on Ancestry.

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The other two are Cpl. H. Jackson and Sgt. J.A.R. Foster, can't definately find anything for these two, Foster may be Forster, however the clipping does say Foster..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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