8 Men from Larkhall were awarded The Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.)

This is an EXAMPLE photo of The Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.)

Newspaper clipping donated by Bob Reid.

(This shows 7 of the 8 Men).

Family photo kindly donated by Nicola Lee (of the Lee Family from Larkhall).

 

From Left to Right:
Sgt Robert LEE, D.C.M.
Sgt Alfred 'Fred' McCLUCKIE, D.C.M.
Sgt John McLAUGHLIN, D.C.M.
L/Cpl Adam WEIR, D.C.M.
Cpl David REID, D.C.M.

(The man seated at the front is unknown at this time. I suspect that this is a brother of Pte William LAIRD, D.C.M., who Died-of-Wounds before the photo was taken).

Newspaper clipping from The Daily Record dated 15th November, 1916, donated by Walter Smith, reads "...

(3) Sergt-Major John Steven, D.C.M. (Seaforths), Larkhall, killed".

 

(John STEVEN is the 8th recipient of the D.C.M. He is not in the above photo because he was Killed in Action before the photo was taken).

The 8 men from Larkhall who were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

 

Bob Reid kindly donated the 1st newspaper clipping showing a photograph of 7 of the men from Larkhall who were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). 5 survivors are standing and 2 Inset who Died of Wounds.

 

The Family photo was kindly donated by Nicola Lee (of the Lee Family from Larkhall, and the famous local Albert Bakery, Percy Street).

 

The 7 men in the 1st newspaper clipping are (from left to right):

 

ROBERT LEE, D.C.M., Sergeant 50463 12th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers.

 

ALFRED 'Fred' McLUCKIE, D.C.M., Sergeant 331175 8th Bn Highland Light Infantry, attached to 8th Bn Royal Scots.

 

ADAM WEIR, D.C.M., M.M, Lance Corporal 352979 9th Bn The Royal Scots.

 

JOHN McLAUGHLIN, D.C.M., Sergeant 17406 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers.

 

DAVID REID, D.C.M., Corporal 292693 1/6th Bn The Royal Highlanders (Black Watch).

 

(Left Inset)
WILLIAM HILL, D.C.M., M.M., Lance Sergeant 240101 (formerly 1495) 5/6th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Died of his Wounds, on 23 October, 1918, (19 days before The Armistice was signed).
He shot down a German aeroplane.

 

(Right Inset)
WILLIAM LAIRD, D.C.M., Private 1943 1/6th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
He was home on leave but died of a suppurative appendicitis at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, on 25 March, 1916.

 

Nicola Lee (of the Lee Family from Larkhall) kindly sent the 2nd photograph.

It is very clear and provides us with a great view of these brave men.

 

Walter Smith kindly sent newspaper clipping number 3. It shows:

JOHN STEVEN, D.C.M., Company Sergeant Major 342, 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders who was also awarded the D.C.M.

JOHN STEVEN, D.C.M. was Killed-In-Action on on 12th October, 1916.

 

[Note that 2 of these brave men were also awarded The Military Medal.)

 

Lest We Forget!

Location

Glenview Public Park,

Hamilton Road,

Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland

ML9 1DB

The above photos were captured by Walter Smith at the 2016 Remembrance Ceremony.

The above winter snow photos were captured by Walter Smith.

This photo was captured by Lynne McKenzie Lochrie of Larkhall.

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