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DCM WW1 PAIR 8th Highlanders

Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV, British War and Victory Medal, S-2917 B.Q.M. Sjt W. Moir, 8th Royal Highlanders.

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Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV, British War and Victory Medal with MiD oakleaf, S-2917 B.Q.M. Sjt William Moir, 8th Royal Highlanders.

Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 21st December 1917, as Company Quartermaster Sergeant, acting Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant.

Award of the DCM announced in the London Gazette 1st January 1919 with Citation on 3rd September 1919 with citation:

S/2917 R./Q./M./S. W. Moir, 8th Bn., R. Highrs. (Montrose)

“During the continuous and heavy fighting in the withdrawal from Gouzeaucourt to Dernancourt, on the Somme, from 21st to 28th March, and around Wytschaete from 10th to 26th April, 1918, he displayed marked courage and initiative in getting rations and water delivered to the battalion each night, invariably under heavy harassing artillery and machine gun fire. The tireless energy shown by him throughout these periods contributed not a little to the efficiency of the battalion as a fighting unit