THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ECCLESFIELD Robert Charles
6/625, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On 8th October 1918 in the assault on the Mesnieres Support Line, two hostile machine-guns caused his section heavy casualties and were holding up the advance of the rest of the Company.  He, with two other men worked round the flank and engaged the attention of the guns.  His gallant conduct was largely instrumental in the success of the operations.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918
New Year's Honours despatch for period 25 February to 16/17 September 1918

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

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