distinguished conduct medal

Gubbins SOE
By Peter Wilkinson, Joan Bright Astley
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, post-nominal letters DCM, was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the field by other ranks of the British Army. It is the oldest British award for gallantry and was a second level military decoration, ranking below the Victoria Cross, until its discontinuation in 1993 when it was replaced by the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross. The medal was also awarded to non-commissioned military personnel of other Commonwealth Dominions and Colonies.
  1. 3 CDO BDE Carruthers, William Ernest

    SURNAME Carruthers FORENAME William Ernest UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal (Acting Sergeant) NUMBER CH/X 3315 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Malaya ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 39361, 19th October 1951, Page 5432
  2. 3 CDO BDE Mant, Douglas Edward

    SURNAME Mant FORENAME Douglas Edward UNIT Royal Marines (40 Commando) RANK Corporal NUMBER PO/X 2992 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Near East October to December 1956 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 41092, 4th June 1957, Page 3418
  3. PARAS 2 Maguire, Stephen Francis

    SURNAME Maguire FORENAME Stephen Francis UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Warrant Officer Class 2 NUMBER 24277140 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Gulf 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 54969, 4th December 1997, Page 13691
  4. PARAS 2 Simm, George

    SURNAME Simm FORENAME George UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 24182289 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Northern Ireland, 16th May 1989 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 53653, 25th April 1994, Page 6170 (MiD)
  5. PARAS 2 Woodrow, Floyd Matthew

    SURNAME Woodrow FORENAME Floyd Matthew UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 24604368 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Gulf, 29th June 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION educated Wyke Manor School 1976-79 passed National Negotiators Course graduated The Open University...
  6. PARAS 2 Ratcliffe, Peter

    SURNAME Ratcliffe FORENAME Peter UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant, Warrant Officer Class 1 NUMBER 24180996 AWARD Mention in Despatches , Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Falklands 1982 (MiD), Gulf, 29th June 1991 (DCM) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1951 Salford, Lancashire...
  7. PARAS 2 Tindall, Christopher Owen

    SURNAME Tindall FORENAME Christopher Owen UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER 24372175 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Northern Ireland 11th May 1993 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 54393, 9th May 1996, Page 6549
  8. 3 CDO BDE Powell, Terence

    SURNAME Powell FORENAME Terence UNIT R.M. Special Boat Service RANK Sergeant NUMBER P030902A AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Persian Gulf 1991 (Op.Granby) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58092, 8th September 2006, Page 12274
  9. 22 SAS Woodrow, Floyd Matthew

    SURNAME Woodrow FORENAME Floyd Matthew UNIT RANK Corporal NUMBER 24604368 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Persian Gulf 1991 (Op.Granby) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Parachute Regiment educated Wyke Manor School 1976-79 passed National Negotiators Course...
  10. 22 SAS Maguire, Stephen Francis

    SURNAME Maguire FORENAME Stephen Francis UNIT RANK Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER 24277140 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Persian Gulf 1991 (Op.Granby) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Parachute Regiment London Gazette 54969, 4th December 1997, Page 13691
  11. 22 SAS Mitchell, Steven Billy

    SURNAME Mitchell FORENAME Steven Billy UNIT B Squadron (7 Troop) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 24428654 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Persian Gulf 1991 (Op.Granby) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Bn Royal Green Jackets from Bermondsey,London born 28.12.1959 London...
  12. CHINDITS 1943 Cheevers, Richard Murdoch

    SURNAME Cheevers FORENAME Richard Murdoch UNIT 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Company Sergeant Major NUMBER 7011848 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Burma 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 8 Column
  13. CHINDITS 1943 Blain, Robert Strachan

    SURNAME Blain FORENAME Robert Strachan UNIT Dorsetshire Regiment,attached 13 Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Company Sergeant Major NUMBER 2978067 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Burma 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 3 Column Sabotage Squad
  14. SAS Bouard, Jean Baptiste

    SURNAME Bouard FORENAME Jean Baptiste UNIT 4 SAS RANK Adjutant NUMBER 31670 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, Medaille Militaire (Fr), Croix de Guerre (France) PLACE Europe 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes born...
  15. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS Barrett, Francis Alfred

    SURNAME Barrett FORENAME Francis Alfred UNIT M Special Unit (Infantry) RANK Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER NX18434 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE SW Pacific 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS O'Neill, William (Bill)

    SURNAMEO'Neill FORENAMEWilliam (Bill) UNIT2/5 Independent Company RANKSergeant NUMBERWX13036 AWARDDistinguished Conduct Medal PLACENew Guinea 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONresided 22 Brown Street,Claremont,Western Australia
  17. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS McLaughlin, Richard Osborne

    SURNAMEMcLaughlin FORENAMERichard Osborne UNIT2/5 Independent Company + 2/5 Commando Squadron RANKSergeant NUMBERNX41139 AWARDDistinguished Conduct Medal,Mention in Despatches PLACENew Guinea 1943 (MiD) Borneo 1945 (DCM) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  18. ZSU Hywood, Amos William Carson (Skeet)

    SURNAME Hywood FORENAME Amos William Carson (Skeet) UNIT A.I.F. RANK Corporal NUMBER SX24447 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE North Borneo 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Op.AGAS born 11.6.1923 Broken Hill,New South Wales resided 136 Gilles Street,Adelaide,South...
  19. ZSU Bowditch, James

    SURNAME Bowditch FORENAME James UNIT A.I.F. RANK Corporal NUMBER QX13703 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal,Mention in Despatches,Bronze Star (US) PLACE New Guinea 1944 North Borneo 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Op.Menzies - Vogelkop 1944 Op.Squirrel - Tarakan 1945 Op.Platypus...
  20. PARAS McGee, Michael John

    SURNAME McGee FORENAME Michael John UNIT 7 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 14216814 AWARD Distinguished Conduct Medal PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
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