London Gazette index entry detail

Publication details:

Publication date: 26 Mar 1918.

Issue: 30601.

Page: 3847.



Person details:

Name: H. Britt D. C. M.

Marital Status: Not given.

Occupation: Royal Sussex Regiment.


War Office, 28th March, 1918, His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the undermentioned for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field: 150 Pte. H. Britt, R. Suss. R. (nr. Battle). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though he had been buried by a shell he refused to withdraw. He acted first as a runner, and then re-joined his Lewis gun section, inflicting casualties on the enemy. When the whole of his section was knocked out by shell fire, he continued to serve the gun single-handed, and eventually brought it out of the trenches.



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Michael Metcalfe.

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