Edinburgh Gazette index entry detail

Publication details:

Publication date: 04 Dec 1919.

Issue: 13533.

Page: 3761.



Person details:

Name: P. Ayling.

Marital Status: Not given.

Occupation: Hampshire Regiment.


War Office, 2nd December, 1919. With, reference to the announcement of the undermentioned awards which appeared in the London Gazette of the 12th March, 1919, the following are the acts of gallantry for which the awards were made: AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. 10161 Pte. P. Ayling, 2/4th Bn. , Hamps. R. , T. F. (nr. Chichester). For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Near Marcoing, on 30th September, 1918, he showed marked courage and sound leadership whilst in command of his section. He led them against an extremely strong machine-gun nest which temporarily checked them. He thereupon went back some 80 yards in face of very heavy machine-gun fire and brought a Lewis gun back to his section. When this enemy position was ultimately taken it was found that the nest contained 22 machine guns, all of which were captured and crews killed.



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Michael Metcalfe.

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