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Medal and Clasp
« on: Friday 14 August 20 12:15 BST (UK) »
Hello, I have recently discovered one of my relatives during WW1 was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Plus a Clasp. Of which I can not decipher the reason/description of the Clasp. In fact I have no knowledge of why he was awarded the DCM. I have attached his Military History Sheet upon which this award is recorded. Please can anybody read and decipher the words in the Clasp column? Thanks.   

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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 August 20 12:28 BST (UK) »
It just a note of its publication date in the London Gazette
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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 August 20 12:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks. I can now see where London Gazette is mentioned. Thanks again.

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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 August 20 13:39 BST (UK) »
If he was awarded the DCM and clasp it basically means he was awarded it twice so there should be two London Gazette entries.

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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #5 on: Friday 14 August 20 13:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks. As you can detect from the attached Military History Sheet. There is an entry in the Name of Medal column - Distinguished Conduct Medal and an entry in the Clasps column - of which I can't decipher. Of which I have now been kindly informed refers to an entry within the London Gazette and a date 3-?-19. So, what is Crumblie referring too? Thanks.   

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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #6 on: Friday 14 August 20 15:19 BST (UK) »
Clerks then and now were wont to use any spare space on a record that suited them, here the clerk has simply (and usefully) put the LG date under the clasp heading. 

A second DCM is denoted by a Bar to the DCM not a clasp.

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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 August 20 16:49 BST (UK) »
You may find his citation in the National Archives series WO 391 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C14595

If you need help post his name and number.

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Re: Medal and Clasp
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 August 20 17:08 BST (UK) »
I need help please.

21737 Pte Reuben Edward Dyer 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Any and all information would be very much appreciated.

Thank You.