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FRANK RADFORD  DCM and BAR

 

The award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to 8005 Acting Regimental Sergeant Major Frank Herbert Radford of the Devonshire Regiment was gazetted 22 October 1917; his citation appeared 25 January 1918. The Bar to his DCM was gazetted 3 September 1918 together with the citation.

Frank Radford was the son of John and Harriet Radford and was born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1889. He is believed to  have survived the war and to have married in 1920.

 

From The London Gazette

22 October 1917

AWARD OF THE DCM TO ACTING REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR RADFORD

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of  regimental dumps. He was responsible for getting water and bombs forward for the use of companies during the attack. The enemy was shelling very heavily and his parties came under very  heavy machine-gun fire. He, however, continued to exhort his men to further efforts with the utmost determination and courage, and, by his splendid personal example under appalling weather conditions and intense hostile fire, the dumps were kept filled."

 

From The London Gazette

3 September 1918

AWARD OF A BAR TO ACTING REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR RADFORD DCM

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He showed marked ability and fine leadership in organising and leading remnants of two companies that had lost all their officers, and clearing a large area of wood of the enemy. He set a splendid example to his men."

 

 
 
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