Newspaper clipping donated by Bob Reid.
Family photo kindly donated by Nicola Lee (of the Lee Family from Larkhall).
From Left to Right:
Sgt Robert LEE, DCM
Sgt Alfred 'Fred' McCLUCKIE, DCM
Sgt John McLAUGHLIN, DCM
LCpl Adam WEIR, DCM, MM
Cpl David REID, DCM
(The man seated at the front is unknown at this time).
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."
The men from Larkhall who were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Bob Reid kindly donated a newspaper clipping showing a photograph of 7 of the men from Larkhall who were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).
The 7 men in the 1st photo are (from left to right):
ROBERT LEE, DCM, Sergeant 50463 12th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers.
ALFRED 'Fred' McLUCKIE, DCM, Sergeant 331175 8th Bn Highland Light Infantry, attached to 8th Bn Royal Scots.
ADAM WEIR, DCM, MM, Lance Corporal 352979 9th Bn The Royal Scots.
JOHN McLAUGHLIN, DCM, Sergeant 17406 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers.
DAVID REID, DCM, Corporal 292693 1/6th Bn The Royal Highlanders (Black Watch).
WILLIAM HILL, DCM, MM, 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.
WILLIAM LAIRD, DCM, Private 1943 1/6th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
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 Photo 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..
[Note that 2 of these brave men were also awarded The Military Medal.)
Lest We Forget!