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Distinguished Conduct Medal

noun, British Military
1.
a decoration awarded for distinguished conduct in operations in the field against an enemy.
Abbreviation: D.C.M.
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  • There's a man that would have been recommended for a Distinguished Conduct Medal if he'd answered that officer right.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • I managed to obtain the Distinguished Conduct Medal for the bugler who always accompanies me everywhere on my peregrinations.

  • The men stood their ground splendidly, three of them being recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

  • He then presented us with a Distinguished Conduct Medal, on which were the words, “For distinguished conduct in the field.”

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • For this service Private Farrelly, who sent the message, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

    The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring

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