D.C.M. two groups to the Tank Corps, a remarkable German Spring Offensive rearguard action, together, each with a Lewis gun, covered the withdrawal until entirely surrounded cut their way out with the last drum of ammunition

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D.C.M. (GV - L.Cpl. 1/Tank Corps.),  1914/15 trio (Sgt. North'd. Fus.)

R. Scott

D.C.M. (GV - 1/Tank Corps.), B.W.M. Victory (Pte.Tank Corp)

J. Ford.

Scott  D.C.M. London Gazette 3 September 1918 (from Cambois) (near Blyth, Northumberland)
 
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a rearguard action. He and a comrade volunteered to remain behind with an officer, and cover the withdrawal of the remainder of the company, with the Lewis guns. They remained firing until the post was entirely surrounded, and then cut their way out with the last drum of ammunition and carrying the guns. They set a splendid example of courage throughout.’
 

Ford. D.C.M. L.G. 30/8/1918 (from Exeter)

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a rearguard action. He volunteered to remain behind with an officer to cover the withdrawal of the remainder of the company, with two Lewis guns. he remained firing until the post was entirely surrounded, and then cut his way out with the last drum of ammunition and carrying the guns. He set a splendid example of courage throughout.’

Superb pair of gallantry awards won together.

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