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Sergeant A J Purfield


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Serjeant A J PURFIELD, G/2640, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

AWARDS: DCM 


London Gazette 19th November 1917.

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 acts of gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field, and a statement of services rendered will be published when practicable;

G/2640 Sjt. A. J. Purfield, Royal West Kent Regiment. (Cobham, Kent).

London Gazette 6th February 1918.

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 J PURFIELD, G/2640, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. (Cobham).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy had attacked and captured a concrete dug-out and other positions he rallied the remains of the garrison and prepared for a counter-attack. He also led a flank attack on an enemy machine-gun, which he captured, and greatly helped to restore the situation. His spirited example was invaluable in assuring the success of the counter-attack and the re-establishment of the posts.


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