London Gazette index entry detail

Publication details:

Publication date: 29 Oct 1918.

Issue: 30983.

Page: 12834.



Person details:

Name: F. Pyle D. C. M.

Marital Status: Not given.

Occupation: Royal Sussex Regiment.


War Office, 30th October 1918, His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve, of the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the undermentioned Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men, for gallantry and distinguished service in the field:— 200342 Sjt. F. Pyle, R. Suss. R. (Graffham, Sussex). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his company when all officers had become casualties and handled it with great skill and courage, his eagerness to advance acting like a tonic on his men when they were nearly exhausted. He was shot through the thigh while rushing an enemy machine gun, but went on and captured it, killing two of the enemy himself. Owing to loss of blood he was then compelled to go back, but directed the advance to continue and handed over his command to the next senior N. C. O. He behaved magnificently.



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Michael Metcalfe.

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