Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to a double gallantry award recipient. Waldron. Birmingham.

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Correctly named 18786 Pte. A.CPL JJ Waldron 2/4 York & Lanc R

James Joseph was born in Birmingham on March the 9th 1898.

He served from September 1914 until December 1919. He served with the 6th Bnand  the 2/4th (Hallamshire) York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was sent to Egypt in September 1915 earning his 1915 Star Trio (not present) with the 6th Bn.

Records dated 20th November 1917 show he was wounded, he is listed in the War Office Weekly.

His pension card show service numbers for the Hussars, 15490 and the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps, 13018981.

His award of the Military Medal (not present) was announced in the London Gazette in April 1919 and the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, February 1920.

DCM Citation:

18786 Pte. (A./Cpl.) J. J. Waldron, 2/4th Bn. Y. & ‘L. Regt. T.F. {Birmingham).
For conspicuous gallantry near Fresnoy on
4th November, -1918. When the enemy were
‘removing their guns and transport, he went forward with his Lewis gun, under point-blank fire, and inflicted heavy loss on the retreating enemy. Later, he engaged a party which had come up to remove an 8-in.
howitzer, and, disabling the team, enabled the gun to be captured.

He was discharged from service and awarded the Silver War Badge (not present) numbered 479023.

The medal has a length of original silk ribbon.

 

We know he married Margaret and in 1939 is seen to be living with her and his two sons at 25 Allison Street in Birmingham and is working as a bricklayer.

Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to a double gallantry award recipient. Waldron. Birmingham.
£750.00

Availability: 1 in stock

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