The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant A E Pilcher


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Serjeant A E PILCHER, 265396, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

AWARDS: DCM


London Gazette 12th March 1919.

His Majesty The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men, for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field. The acts of gallantry for which the decorations have been awarded will be announced in the London Gazette as early as practicable:

265396 Sjt A E Pilcher, 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. (Cricklewood).

London Gazette 2nd December 1919.

His Majesty The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men, for gallantry and distinguished service in the Field:

Serjeant A E PILCHER, 265396, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. (Cricklewood).

Near Comines, 29th September, 1918  for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance, when all the officers commanding two platoons had become casualties,  he showed great courage in rallying the men under  heavy fire and leading them against a counter-attack. On 1st October, 1918, near Gheluwe, he again rendered most valuable services  in rallying retiring troops and  leading them into action under very heavy machine-gun fire.


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