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Distinguished Conduct Medal

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Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV, 8336 Lance Corporal J. Gallimore, 1st North Staffordshire Regiment, DCM MM Military Medal announced in the London Gazette on 17th June 1919. Distinguished Conduct Medal, announced…

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Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV, 8336 Lance Corporal J. Gallimore, 1st North Staffordshire Regiment, DCM MM

 

Military Medal announced in the London Gazette on 17th June 1919.
Distinguished Conduct Medal, announced in New Years Honours 1919 with Citation 3rd September 1919:
“He did excellent work during the enemy offensive on the Somme in March, and has since proved himself a most reliable NCO, and one who is ever ready to volunteer for any duty, regardless of danger.
He has frequently taken his gun into exposed positions and fired on enemy machine guns which have been bothering the infantry.
He has always set a splendid example to all ranks under him.”

 

Staffordshire Advertiser 11th January 1919:
“FENTON
SOLDIERS D.C.M. – One of the winners of the Distinguished Conduct Medal announced in the New Year’s Military Honours list is L-Corp J. Gallimore, 1st North Staffordshire Regiment, attached to the 72nd L.T.M. battery, whose home is at 6, Smith Street, Fenton.
He had previously won the Military Medal, and is one of five soldier brothers, four of whom are still serving, the fifth brother having been discharged through wounds received in action.
L-Corp Gallimore was employed at the Great Fenton Colliery before the war.”

 

Lance Corporal Job Gallimore earned the D.C.M., M.M., and a 1914-15 Star Trio, he had entered into France on 28th July 1915 and was discharged on 14th December 1918 under Para 392 (xvia) King’s Regulations. (Surplus to military requirements, having suffered impairment since entry into the service.)