Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV, 217 Sergeant Joseph Medlock, 1st/5th Battalion Yorks and Lancs Regiment.
He disembarked with the regiment on 13th April 1915, discharged on 14th April 1916.
Awarded in L.G. 21st June 1916 for Authuille on 25th February 1916.
“For conspicuous gallantry when digging out, at first single-handed, a machine gun team which had been buried by a trench mortar bomb.
There was imminent danger of more bombs falling.
His fine example led to all six buried men being extricated alive.”