Distinguished Conduct Medal (VR- Gr. & Dr. Rl. Arty.), Crimea, 2 clasps, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Corpl. R.A. contemp. engraved), Turkish Crimea, British issue.
Srgeant D. Warren, b. March 1836, Bath, Somerset, enl. 29 August, 1848 at Woolwich at 12 years , 5 months height 4 ft. 7. ,1851 Census has Devonport, aged 15 Trumpeter, served until 31 March , 1854 as underage. 1st April 1854, man’s service commenced . To Crimea 30 September, 1854, with 6/12 Arty. awarded D.C.M. Regt Order 23 August 1855, presumably for services prior to 1 April 1855 after which he was promoted Bombdr. Pomoted Corporal 12 October 1855, Sergeant , ….5
To 1/7 R. Arty 1/2/1856 still as Sergeant. On duty Constantinople, Varna and Pera until 30 April, 1857, then furlough dying at Shoeburyness, 1 March, 1858 still aged only 21.
Remarkable promotion notwithstanding the privations of the Crimea. Given his junior rank clearly an award of a good degree of specific gallantry though I hit a dead end on research