Edinburgh Gazette index entry detail

Publication details:

Publication date: 04 Dec 1919.

Issue: 13533.

Page: 3788.


Little Horsted.

Person details:

Name: W. G. Hall.

Marital Status: Not given.

Occupation: East Surrey 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. 27182 Cpl. W. G. Hall, 8th Bn. , E. Surr. H. (Little Horsted, Sussex). For most conspicuous gallantry near Ronssoy on the 18th September, 1918. When the company came under sudden machine-gun fire at close range he at once went forward single-handed with a Lewis gun, located the enemy machine gun, and shot down the entire team, thus allowing his platoon to get forward without casualties. Later in the day he and his platoon officer crept forward with about four men, and under cover of Lewis-gun fire and sniping captured almost single-handed two 10. 5 howitzers, one machine gun, and about sixty prisoners. He did splendid work.



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Michael Metcalfe.

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