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Distinguished Conduct Medals awarded to the British West Indies Regiment and the West India Regiment in the First World War

2947 Sergeant E. Bellamy, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a patrol. He delayed the advance of the enemy, who were in greatly superior numbers, by the skilful handling of his men. He subsequently commanded a garrison which inflicted considerable loss on the enemy owing to the accurate and steady fire directed by him. He did very fine work.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12811

2465 Pte. H. E. Butcher, British West Indies Regiment (Barbados)
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a hostile aeroplane landed for the purpose of destroying a pipe line, he showed great initiative and determination, and was chiefly responsible for protecting the line.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 February 1918, 2165

6135 Sergeant-Major J. Coutts, West India Regiment
For the display of both initiative and skill in two patrol actions. In the first he handled the supports with high ability; while in the second, on his own initiative, he executed a useful flank counter-attack, thereby saving a difficult situation.
Supplement to London Gazette, 26 May 1917, 5187

3953 Sergeant A. Grant, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He repeatedly led his patrol out under very heavy fire, and on each occasion returned with the most valuable information. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative throughout the operations.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 August 1917, 8833

1040 Private J. C. Hope, British West Indies Regiment (Barbados)
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When wounded in four places, including a broken arm, he displayed the most conspicuous courage and determination in assisting another man, who was also wounded, to return to camp, a distance of over a mile.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 21 October 1918, 12349

5062 Sergeant L. Jordan, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and initiation in taking command of troops and repelling an attack. On a subsequent occasion he maintained signalling communication under heavy fire.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 November 1916, 11557

1454 Sjt. W. E. Julien, 1 Battalion British West Indies Regiment (St. Georges, Grenada)
For gallantry and devotion to duty at Damieh Bridgehead, Jordon Valley on the 22nd September, 1918. He commanded his platoon with the utmost efficiency in the attack on the bridgehead, and after the successful assault he re-organised his platoon and led them with great gallantry over the broken ground, which was still occupied by the enemy, capturing two machine guns and a number of prisoners.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 February 1920, 2288

6493 Private U. Knight, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and cool courage under fire at a critical time. Later, he volunteered to take a message ordering a gun to retire. This he did under heavy machinegun and rifle fire. He behaved with consistent gallantry throughout.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12827

5575 Sergeant E. Osborne, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst in charge of a section of machine guns during successful attacks. He displayed marked coolness and ability under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, and handled his guns extremely well. He set a brilliant example to his men.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12832

3525 Sergeant A. Powell, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his post was attacked by a greatly superior enemy force. He controlled the fire of his men with great coolness and ability, and, by his fine example and leadership, greatly contributed to the successful defence of the post.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12833

6475 Lance Corporal H. Reid, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and consistent good work in a patrol action. Later, during an attack, when the firing line charged, he led the advance, carrying' the machine gun and tripod on his shoulder, and brought the gun into action with great courage and promptitude under heavy fire.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12835

6357 Private H. Scott, 1 Battalion British West Indies Regiment (St. Anns, Jamaica)
For .great gallantry and devotion to duty on the 20th September, 1918. When a company of the battalion had occupied Baghalat, he volunteered to carry a message from that place to Grant Ridge. Under very heavy shell fire he crossed the 700 yards of open ground and delivered his message.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 February 1920, 2293

6124 Corporal M. Simpson, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and consistent good work when in charge of a Stokes gun during an attack. After the firing line had given ground, he brought his gun and ammunition back in splendid order under very heavy fire. Later, he rendered fine service whilst in charge of a Stokes gun throughout a day's fighting.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12837

6083 Private J. Smith, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although severely wounded, he continued to fire his machine gun with great skill for three hours. He set a magnificent example of courage and initiative.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 16 August 1917, 8409

503 Lance Corporal R. Turpin, 1 Battalion British West Indies Regiment (La Brea, Trinidad)
For great gallantry and devotion to duty at Baghalat, Jordan Valley, on the 20th September, 1918. As soon as one company of his battalion had occupied that place, he, under heavy shell fire, ran a signal wire from Musallaheh to Baghalat, a matter of two miles, Later in the day he went out on four occasions under heavy fire and repaired the wire, which had been cut by enemy artillery fire.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 February 1920, 2296-7

3099 Sergeant C. Weir, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his post was attacked by a greatly superior enemy force. He controlled the fire of his men with great coolness and ability, and by his fine example and leadership greatly contributed to the successful defence of the post.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12843

6398 Lance Corporal R. Wright, West India Regiment
For conspicuous gallantry and cool courage during a withdrawal. He went back under heavy fire and recovered the base plate of his gun. Later, by his fine example he kept the porters together when the first line transport stampeded. Later again, his coolness and initiative under heavy fire enabled the officer commanding his machine-gun section to locate many enemy targets. He behaved splendidly throughout.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 October 1918, 12845

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